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Malpractice in Pathology

Discussion in 'Pathology' started by question, Nov 9, 2002.

  1. question

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    (I can't get off this computer :( !!!)

    I have heard that radiologists get sued 4x as much as primary care doctors. How is it with pathology assuming one definetely wants surgical pathology to be a part of their practice?

    Do pathologists get sued nearly as much as radiologists?
     
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  3. GreatPumpkin

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    Pathologists get sued just like all docs these days, but normally not as much as many others. But, give the lawyers a few more years they will probably be gettin us as well. Pap smears and other Gyn stuff seems to be the place that most pathologist get sued over.
     
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    If you want to know about the Hologic Imager and all its pitfalls, log into
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    melanocytic lesions seem to be a big ticket item for malpractice....
     
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    At our yearly risk management thing, the speaker always said pathologists don't get sued very often, but when they do there's a lot of money at stake (wrong breast, amputation for benign, missed melanoma, etc.) I'm just repeating, don't have any numbers.
     

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