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A synoptic reporting system for peripheral blood smear interpretation.
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PMID:  21350088     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Web-based synoptic reporting systems have been shown to improve efficiency, reduce turnaround time, and decrease reporting errors in reports of surgical pathology specimens and hematologic neoplasms and bone marrow. No such system has been previously described for the reporting of peripheral blood smears. We developed a Web-based synoptic reporting system composed of a knowledge base encompassing 150 peripheral blood smear report templates covering a wide range of findings. This system was used at our institution, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, by pathology residents under the supervision of an attending pathologist to generate peripheral blood smear reports. This system was found to produce a significant reduction in typographic errors with decreased turnaround time and improved accuracy. This synoptic reporting system can help practicing pathologists and pathology trainees to draft a complete and concise report.
Jesse Jaso; Alex Nguyen; Andy N D Nguyen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of clinical pathology     Volume:  135     ISSN:  1943-7722     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Clin. Pathol.     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370470     Medline TA:  Am J Clin Pathol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  358-64     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Dept of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, 6431 Fannin St, MSB 2.292, Houston, TX 77030.
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