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Joint clinical and pathological review meetings improve patient care: a prospective evaluation in dermatology.
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PMID:  21054572     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Background  Joint clinical and pathological review meeting exists in most academic dermatology departments. Objective  The primary objective of the study was to assess the impact of the joint clinical and pathological review meeting in dermatology on patient care. Methods  Prospective descriptive study over 6 months (May to October 2008) on all clinical cases of dermatology reviewed at the joint clinical and pathological review meeting in our University Hospital. Results  A total of 139 cases were reviewed during the 6-month period. In 97 cases (69.8%), the joint clinical and pathological review meeting had a positive impact on final diagnosis and/or on patient management. For 27 cases, a consensus diagnosis different from the initial proposal was established. In 21 cases, the joint clinical and pathological review meeting led to additional investigations or therapeutic proposals. The impact of the joint clinical and pathological review meeting was highest for inflammatory skin diseases. Conclusions  The joint clinical and pathological review meeting is a useful procedure to improve diagnostic accuracy in difficult cases.
Authors:
I Gardinal-Galera; C Bulai Livideanu; L Lamant; R Viraben; N Meyer; J Mazereeuw-Hautier; A Maza; S Prey; M Nespoulous; C Paul
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-11-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1468-3083     ISO Abbreviation:  J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-07-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9216037     Medline TA:  J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  928-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2010 The Authors. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology © 2010 European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology.
Affiliation:
Department of Dermatology, Paul-Sabatier University, Larrey University Hospital, Toulouse, France Department of Pathology, Purpan University Hospital, Toulouse, France Pathology Office, Toulouse, France.
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