Pathologist Shortage and Delays in Lab Test Reports Get Publicity in Saskatchewan

Inadequate number of anatomic pathologists is a factor in lengthy delays in pathology test reporting Even as the Province of Manitoba deals with some highly-publicized issues in anatomic pathology, over in the neighboring Province of Saskatchewan, a sizeable backlog in anatomic pathology cases earlier in the year caused the Saskatoon Health Region to refer pathology cases to another region within the province. As happened in Manitoba, journalists are reporting regularly on the problems with...

Pathology Problems Hit the Headlines in Two Canadian Provinces

Media spotlight issues with pathology laboratories in Manitoba and Saskatchewan Recent news accounts in Canada about errors in anatomic pathology testing, and shortages of pathologists in certain regions, have made national headlines once again. In Manitoba, the problem centers on pathology errors. In neighboring Saskatchewan, the problem is a backlog of pathology cases and lengthy delays in reporting, which is blamed on an inadequate number of pathologists. In response to news accounts about...
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