RE: [Histonet] who reads what?

From:"Julia Dahl"

Hello Michele -

Though it may be impossible in your situation - please remember that it is 
the responsibility of the pathologists to determine and agree upon their 
group and individual workload and schedules.   Though frequently this is 
solely based upon seniority or politics within the group - the ideal 
circumstance is when the workload is based upon the best interest of patient 

When pathologists have "areas of interest" it means that they are generally 
better at diagnosing diseases of those particular body organs.  Those 
interests translate to better patient care, since the best possible 
pathologist in the group is looking at the type of pathology they have the 
greatest knowledge base in; rather than just being a symptom of a finnicky 

The director of pathology should be involved in establishing the "routine" 
for delegating slide distribution.  Is this the case in your institution?

Julia Dahl MD

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>Hello all:
>I am hoping that I can get some help.....
>I am wondering what system people are using  to divide up cases/slides to
>your pathologists.  We currently have a very "painful" process of dividing
>up cases to our pathologists.  Trying to make it fair in terms of numbers,
>types of cases, and even trying to accommodate personal interests or
>specialties.  All of this consideration means a lot of time added to the
>process.   I would really appreciate some response and ideas for a better
>and more efficient process.
>Michele Marggi
>Surgical Pathology Supervisor
>St. Marys Hospital Medical Center
>707 S Mills Street
>Madison WI  53715
>Telephone: 608.258.6930
>Fax: 608.258.6268
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