Interpretive diagnostic error reduction in surgical pathology and cytology: guideline from the College of American Pathologists Pathology and Laboratory Quality Center and the Association of Directors of Anatomic and Surgical Pathology.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
Misinterpretation of test results can have harmful consequences for patients. This guideline synthesized the literature on surgical pathology and cytology case reviews to determine recommendations to improve diagnostic accuracy, such as involving anatomic pathologists in developing procedures to detect disagreements and errors, conducting case reviews in a timely fashion, and continuously tracking and documenting case review findings.