Canada's pathology

Chorneyko, Kathy; Butany, Jagdish
June 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/3/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 12, p1523
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the critical issues on the administration of pathology laboratories in Canada. He stresses that reports from the judiciary inquiry on the erroneous breast cancer estrogen and progesterone receptor testing and other misdiagnoses have occupied the Canadian pathologists for months as well as eroded public confidence. He points out that while Canadian laboratories are not unique in these medical errors, they are, however, unique in lack of national quality-assurance programs.


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