Tuesday October 27, 2020

Problems with pathologists beset labs

A shortage of pathologists is leading to excessive workloads and lengthy waiting lists for test results at hospital laboratories around the country, according to a leading consultant pathologist.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

@susmitchellsbp
1st December, 2007

A shortage of pathologists is leading to excessive workloads and lengthy waiting lists for test results at hospital laboratories around the country, according to a leading consultant pathologist.

Gerard Boran, the dean of the faculty of pathology at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, said that adequate resources had not been made available to staff pathology laboratories, which are at the centre of the current breast cancer crisis over misdiagnoses.

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