Demographic and practice characteristics of pathologists who enjoy breast tissue interpretation

Natalia V. Oster, Berta M. Geller, Patricia (Patty) Carney, Lisa M. Reisch, Tracy Onega, Donald L. Weaver, Paul Frederick, Joann G. Elmore

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Abstract

Physician attributes, job satisfaction and confidence in clinical skills are associated with enhanced performance and better patient outcomes. We surveyed 252 pathologists to evaluate associations between enjoyment of breast pathology, demographic/clinical characteristics and diagnostic performance. Diagnostic performance was determined by comparing pathologist assessments of a set of 60 cases with consensus assessments of the same cases made by a panel of experienced pathologists. Eighty-three percent of study participants reported enjoying breast pathology. Pathologists who enjoy breast interpretation were more likely to review ≥10 cases/week (. p=0.003), report breast interpretation expertise (. p=0.013) and have high levels of confidence interpreting breast pathology (. p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)107-111
Number of pages5
JournalBreast
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2015

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Keywords

  • Breast
  • Pathology
  • Physician characteristics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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Oster, N. V., Geller, B. M., Carney, P. P., Reisch, L. M., Onega, T., Weaver, D. L., ... Elmore, J. G. (2015). Demographic and practice characteristics of pathologists who enjoy breast tissue interpretation. Breast, 24(2), 107-111. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.breast.2014.10.003