FW: Pathology and Lab Science: Obtaining a Correct Diagnosis Rapidly in the US Associated With Many Barriers

Ruth Ryan ruth at RYAN-GRAHAM.COM
Tue Jun 5 19:37:55 UTC 2018


From: Ruth Ryan
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Subject: Pathology and Lab Science: Obtaining a Correct Diagnosis Rapidly in the US Associated With Many Barriers

Congratulations to Dr Laposata for his very interesting article just published:

Obtaining a Correct Diagnosis Rapidly in the United States Is Associated With Many Barriers Not Present in Other Countries
Michael Laposata, MD, PhD
Am J Clin Pathol. 2018;149(6):458-460.

He identifies 9 problems, or payment-driven systems barriers, unique to US, such as
"Infrastructure Problem 1: Professional Activity in Anatomic Pathology Pays Dramatically More Than Comparable Activity in Clinical Pathology/Laboratory Medicine
Infrastructure Problem 2: In the United States, the Small Payment for Personalized and Expert-driven Narrative Interpretations in Clinical Pathology is Provided Only to Laboratory Directors With the MD Degree, Even if They Know Far Less Than a Non-MD Doctoral-level Laboratory Expert" ...

Ruth

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