Re: Calling of Critical Results on Tissues
Our pathologists usually make the call as to whether a case needs to be
phoned, even if it has arrived marked urgent. They then either phone and Fax
Pathologists do quite a lot of phoning of important results. We often forget
to document the phone call in the final report, though we're being told -
like by the lawyers - that it's awfully important to do so.
I usually write something like "Dr. Smith (telephoned at 1100 on 5-3-2002)
describes an encircling mass seen in the rectosigmoid at endoscopy."
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