Important decisions are made on the basis of cancer pathology tests. Apparently, 11.8% of those decisions would be wrong. A review of cancer diagnoses from pathology tests at four hospitals found that up to 11.8% were in error, according to a study in the Nov. 15 issue of the journal Cancer. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine said because of the variety of detection methods used, they couldn’t pinpoint the cause of misdiagnoses. [Dare anyone mention medical malpractice.] They recommended standardizing tests and error reports as initial steps toward improving safety. Source
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