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Improved quality of patient care through routine second review of histopathology specimens prior to multidisciplinary meetings.

Authors
  • Kuijpers, Chantal C H J1
  • Burger, Gerard2
  • Al-Janabi, Shaimaa2
  • Willems, Stefan M3
  • van Diest, Paul J3
  • Jiwa, Mehdi4
  • 1 Symbiant Pathology Expert Centre, Alkmaar, The Netherlands Department of Pathology, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands PALGA, Houten, The Netherlands. , (Netherlands)
  • 2 Symbiant Pathology Expert Centre, Alkmaar, The Netherlands. , (Netherlands)
  • 3 Department of Pathology, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands. , (Netherlands)
  • 4 Symbiant Pathology Expert Centre, Alkmaar, The Netherlands Department of Pathology, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands. , (Netherlands)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Clinical Pathology
Publisher
BMJ
Publication Date
October 2016
Volume
69
Issue
10
Pages
866–871
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1136/jclinpath-2015-203488
PMID: 27030307
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Routine double reading of histopathology specimens prior to multidisciplinary meetings prevents diagnostic errors. It resulted in about 1% discordant diagnoses of potential clinical significance, indicating that second review is worthwhile in terms of patient safety and quality of patient care.

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