Pathology reports patients can understand

Discussion in 'Pathology' started by pathstudent, 09.19.14.

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  1. pathstudent

    pathstudent Sound Kapital 10+ Year Member

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    I saw this article in wsj about a push to reword radiology reports so they are written with less cryptic language that only other docs understand.

    http://online.wsj.com/articles/radi...al-reports-patients-can-understand-1410724814

    I think pathology reports are even more cryptic and sometimes written with language that only other pathologists can understand and perhaps a handful of subspecialty physicians.

    In this era of increased transparency in medicine and increased access to results and records by patients it will be interesting to see if pathologists follow the lead of radiology.
     
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  3. Crossed Path

    Crossed Path Long-time observer 2+ Year Member

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    How about they just try rewarding pathologists for the work we already do: making accurate, timely diagnoses so that our clinician clients can manage their patients?
     

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