Journal article

A discussion of cases in the 2001 RCPA-AQAP chemical pathology case report comments program

EM Lim, SD Vasikaran, J Gill, J Calleja, PE Hickman, J Beilby, L Penberthy, KA Sikaris

PATHOLOGY | ELSEVIER | Published : 2003

Abstract

AIM: We present a descriptive analysis of the 10 case reports distributed in the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) and the Australasian Association of Clinical Biochemists (AACB) Chemical Pathology Patient Report Comments Program to assess the quality of interpretative commenting in clinical biochemistry in 2001. METHOD: Participants were asked to comment on a given set of biochemistry results attached with brief clinical details. All responses received were translated into key phrases and graphically presented on a histogram. An expert panel was asked to evaluate the appropriateness of the key phrases and to propose a suggested composite comment. RESULTS: While the majorit..

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