Journal Article

Communicating pathology and laboratory errors: anatomic pathologists' and laboratory medical directors' attitudes and experiences.

Dintzis SM, Stetsenko GY, Sitlani CM, et al. American journal of clinical pathology. 2011;135:760-5.

This study surveyed pathologists and hospital laboratory medical directors and found that nearly all reported being involved with an error. While they believed errors should be disclosed, respondents noted inadequate reporting systems and discomfort with their ability to communicate such events to patients.