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...

Georgetown University Hospital Suspends Testing at One of Its Pathology Laboratories

Testing ceases following July 19 inspection by officials from CMS and CAP Last Friday, The Washington Post broke the news that Georgetown University Hospital (GUH) had closed the pathology laboratory that performed certain breast cancer tests. The action—described as an “unprecedented” suspension by GUH Chief Medical Officer Stephen Evans, M.D.—was taken in response to an investigation of the pathology laboratory by federal officials. The closure of the laboratory followed an inspection on...
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