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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.

Nakhleh RE, Myers JL, Allen TC, et al. 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…. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2012;136(2):148-54. doi:10.5858/arpa.2011-0400-SA.

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October 26, 2011
Nakhleh RE, Myers JL, Allen TC, et al. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2012;136(2):148-54.

This consensus statement provides an evidence-based definition of critical diagnoses and suggests that each institution create its own policy for how to manage communication of diagnoses.

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Nakhleh RE, Myers JL, Allen TC, et al. 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…. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2012;136(2):148-54. doi:10.5858/arpa.2011-0400-SA.