[Histonet] New JCAHO PI Standard
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Thu Dec 2 07:50:18 CST 2004
There is a new standard that states:
"An analysis is performed for all major discrepancies between
preoperative and postoperative (including pathologic) diagnoses."
How are institutions complying ? In my past lives there were "Tissue
Committees" that reviewed "normal" tissues but this standard , in my
opinion, would not be able to be handled in the pathology lab. We
consider ourselves lucky if we get any preoperative diagnosis on our
requisitions received from surgery.
Perhaps some kind of chart review on all surgeries?
Nita Searcy, HT/HTL (ASCP)
Scott and White Hospital
Division Manager, Anatomic Pathology
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