Pathology

Dec 10, 2014
Editorial Comment on Maintenance of Certification
David B. Troxel, MD, Medical Director, Board of Governors
Dr. Troxel suggests ways to restructure the MoC examination process to adapt it to changes in the healthcare delivery system.
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Oct 16, 2014
Requests for Pathology Specimens
David B. Troxel, MD, Medical Director, Board of Governors
This article provides guidelines for pathologists regarding requests for specimens.

Jun 01, 2013
Interactive Guide for Hospitals: Clinical Departments: Pathology/Laboratory
Pathology/laboratory services can have areas of potential malpractice exposure, and this guide can help uncover risks.

Dec 01, 2009
The Pathology Report: Reducing Malpractice Risk
David B. Troxel, MD, Medical Director, Board of Governors.
It is essential that the pathology report accurately document everything that a pathologist does with regard to evaluating and diagnosing a specimen—and it is particularly important to document the rationale for critical decision making.

Nov 01, 2009
Breast Biopsy and Fine Needle Aspiration
David B. Troxel, MD, Medical Director, Board of Governors.
This article provides guidelines for loss prevention involving surgical pathology and fine needle aspiration biopsy.

Sep 01, 2003
Pitfalls in the Diagnosis of Malignant Melanoma: Findings of a Risk Management Panel Study
David B. Troxel, M.D., is medical director of The Doctors Company. Dr. Troxel is clinical professor emeritus in the School of Public Health at the University of California at Berkeley. He is past president of the American Board of Pathology and the California Society of Pathologists.

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