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Physicians are urged to communicate more openly following medical errors, but little is known about pathologists’ attitudes about reporting errors to their institution and disclosing them to patients.The researchers of this article undertook a survey to characterize pathologists’ and laboratory medical directors’ attitudes and experience regarding the communication of errors with hospitals, treating physicians, and affected patients.


Dintzis SM, Stetsenko GY, Sitlani CM, Gronowski AM, Astion ML, Gallagher TH. Communicating pathology and laboratory errors: anatomic pathologists' and laboratory medical directors' attitudes and experiences. Am J Clin Pathol. 2011;135(5):760-765. doi:10.1309/AJCPJF1YUFG6GTFI