Journal Article

Pathologists' perspectives on disclosing harmful pathology error.

Dintzis SM; Clennon EK; Prouty CD; Reich LM; Elmore JG; Gallagher TH.

Disclosure of medical errors is a recommended patient safety practice. This focus group study of pathologists found that most pathologists believe treating clinicians should disclose pathology errors and express concern that treating clinicians do not understand the inherent limitations of pathologic diagnosis. The authors suggest that developing consensus guidelines may improve disclosure of pathology errors.