Consensus statement on effective communication of urgent diagnoses and significant, unexpected diagnoses in surgical pathology and cytopathology from the college of American pathologists and association of directors of anatomic and surgical pathology Conference Paper uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Interdisciplinary Communication
  • Pathology, Clinical
  • Pathology, Surgical

abstract

  • Each institution should create its own policy regarding urgent diagnoses and significant, unexpected diagnoses in anatomic pathology. This policy should be separate from critical results or panic-value policies in clinical pathology, with the expectation of a different time frame for communication. Urgent diagnosis is defined as a medical condition that, in most cases, should be addressed as soon as possible. Significant, unexpected diagnosis is defined as a medical condition that is clinically unusual or unforeseen and should be addressed at some point in the patient's course. Further details of this statement are provided.

publication date

  • February 2012

Research

keywords

  • Conference Paper

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.5858/arpa.2011-0400-SA

PubMed ID

  • 21992705

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 148

end page

  • 54

volume

  • 136

number

  • 2