Diagnostic errors in surgical pathology

Clin Lab Med. 1999 Dec;19(4):743-56, v.


This article discusses the concept of diagnostic error in surgical pathology and how surgical pathologists attempt to decrease diagnostic error. Emphasis is placed on currently used error reduction methods.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diagnostic Errors* / classification
  • Diagnostic Errors* / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Diagnostic Errors* / statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • Laboratories, Hospital
  • Medical Records
  • Pathology, Surgical*
  • Quality Control
  • Reproducibility of Results