Malpractice in Pathology:Case Report


İnce H., Yazıcı Y., Cenger C. D. , Aliustaoğlu F. S.

World Forensic Festival, Seoul, South Korea, 12 - 18 October 2014, pp.460

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Seoul
  • Country: South Korea
  • Page Numbers: pp.460

Abstract

Malpractice In Pathology: Case report 

Surgical pathology has a relatively low diagnostic error rate. The clinically significant diagnostic error rate in surgical pathology reported in the literature varies from 0.26% to 1.2%. Since the pathologists are the final step in the process of diagnosis, they play an important role among the physicians. The pathologists must maintain the high standard of care. Identifying the most frequent errors in pathology as follows : Breast biopsy, melanoma and lymphoma, fine needle aspiration (FNA), frozen section and prostate biopsy.Proper analysis of medical malpractice cases is very important in the management of medical malpractice. It must be investigated on which level of healthcare services and by whom these failures were caused and all tests and treatments as well as follow-ups must be archived regularly and accurately in order to provide a signi cant reference for the standardization of professional as well as medico-legal procedures.