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Quality control in histopathology and diagnostic cytology.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  669588     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The need for quality control in diagnostic histopathology and cytology is analysed together with a discussion of previously reported experience in this field. The philosophical and mathematical inferences of this type of exercise are debated also in relationship to personally observed experiences in respect of uterine cervical cytology and histology. The desirability of methods of monitoring of diagnostic quality and of obtaining quality improvement are emphasized and suggestions made regarding the techniques most suited to these objectives.
F A Langley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Histopathology     Volume:  2     ISSN:  0309-0167     ISO Abbreviation:  Histopathology     Publication Date:  1978 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-09-15     Completed Date:  1978-09-15     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7704136     Medline TA:  Histopathology     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3-18     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Carcinoma in Situ / diagnosis
Cervix Mucus / cytology
Evaluation Studies as Topic
False Negative Reactions
False Positive Reactions
Pathology / standards*
Quality Control
Uterine Cervical Diseases / diagnosis*
Uterine Cervical Dysplasia / diagnosis
Vaginal Smears / standards

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