Histopathology departments already audit diagnostic errors

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7049.117 (Published 13 July 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:117
  1. A D Ramsay
  1. Consultant pathologist Histopathology Department, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust, Southampton SO16 6YD

    EDITOR,—John Warden, in his report on diagnostic errors made by locum consultant histopathologist Dr Samuel Kiberu, repeatedly asserts that there are no comparative data on mistakes in pathological diagnoses and states that the report on this case calls for new research.1 The research that has already taken place, both in Britain and in the United States, seems to have …

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