RE: [Histonet] New JCAHO PI Standard

From:"Horn, Hazel V"

Our pathologists do this.   All of our cases are assigned a code and a
report is pulled up every month using the codes for review by the
surgical affair committee.

Hazel Horn, HT/HTL (ASCP)
Histology Supervisor
Arkansas Children's Hospital

Phone - 501.364.4240
Fax - 501.364.3912 

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Nita
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2004 7:50 AM
Subject: [Histonet] New JCAHO PI Standard

There is a new standard that states:
"An analysis is performed for all major discrepancies between
preoperative and postoperative (including pathologic) diagnoses."
How are institutions complying ? In my past lives there were "Tissue
Committees" that reviewed "normal" tissues but  this standard , in my
opinion, would not be able to be handled in the pathology lab. We
consider ourselves lucky if we get any preoperative diagnosis on our
requisitions received from surgery. 
Perhaps some kind of chart review on all surgeries?
Nita Searcy, HT/HTL (ASCP)
Scott and White Hospital
Temple, Texas
Division Manager, Anatomic Pathology

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