Avoiding errors in the diagnosis of fungal diseases

Dwight Oxley oxley.dwight at GMAIL.COM
Sun Nov 8 18:18:56 UTC 2015

Fungal elements in tissue biopsies are notoriously difficult to interpret. The problem is magnified by clinicians’ tendency to scan pathology reports, rather than reading them closely. The link below is to an article about how these issues can be resolved by a system developed at Stanford. The connection to patient safety is obvious.

http://ajcp.ascpjournals.org/content/131/3/364.full <http://ajcp.ascpjournals.org/content/131/3/364.full>. 

Dwight Oxley

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