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Pathologists Misinterpret Breast Biopsy Specimens 25 Percent of the Time

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Background: The error rate among pathologists in interpreting breast biopsies is difficult to quantitate and largely unknown. Objective: To define the error rate among pathologists for a variety of breast lesions ranging from normal to invasive cancer when compared to the diagnoses determined by a blue-ribbon panel of experts. Design/Methods: Pathologists were recruited as volunteers for this trial. No attempt was made to analyze any differences between pathologists who agreed to p more...
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