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Discrepancies between Clinical and Autopsy Diagnoses in the Emergency Department of the University Hospital of the West Indies

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.192
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311–7
Synopsis: 
The discrepancy rate between the clinical and autopsy cause of death diagnoses was 36.8%. The high frequency of discrepant diagnoses among older age groups, combined with the diagnostic challenges in the Emergency Department related to time and patient co-morbidities, highlight the need to increase the autopsy rate.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: To determine the cause of death diagnoses and the discrepancy rate between clinical and autopsy diagnoses in the Emergency Department (ED) of the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI).

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29 Apr, 2015
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e-Published: 06 Nov, 2015

Clinicopathologic Features of Breast Disease in Jamaica: Findings of The Jamaican Breast Disease Study, 2000–2002

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Pages: 
90–4
Synopsis: 
The majority of patients presenting with breast disease at the University Hospital of the West Indies are young women with clinically benign disease. A low prevalence of clinically significant premalignant disease supports the need for improved breast cancer screening in the population.

 

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Objective: To describe the clinicopathologic profile of breast disease in Jamaica.

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e-Published: 18 Jul, 2013

The Pathology of Breast Cancer in Jamaica: The National Public Health Laboratory Study

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Pages: 
177–81
Synopsis: 
The pathologic features of breast cancer documented at the National Public Health Laboratory in Jamaica are consistent with patient presentation at relatively advanced stages of disease, and highlight the need for urgent public health intervention, particularly the development of a national screening programme.

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Objective: To document the pathologic features of breast cancer in Jamaica.

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e-Published: 02 Oct, 2013
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