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February 20, 2020 Use All Available Data Including Med-mal Claims to Improve Patient Safety

When risk management and claims departments work separately, they miss out on learning and influence that can improve with collaboration.

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December 10, 2019 An Examination of Medical Malpractice Claims Involving Physician Trainees

A CRICO-supported study that sought to “identify patient-, provider- and claim-related factors of medical malpractice claims in which physician trainees were directly involved in the harm events.”

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December 10, 2019 A Closed Claims Analysis of Vocal Cord Injuries Related to Endotracheal Intubation Between 2004 and 2015

Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers worked with CRICO to analyze data from the CRICO Strategies national Comparative Benchmarking System (CBS) database to better understand claims against anesthesiologists for vocal cord injuries that occurred during endotracheal intubation.

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This page presents a chronological listing of news, research and published articles related to CRICO. CRICO grant-funded research articles show red flag. Articles related to a member of our CBS Community show a blue flag.

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Use All Available Data Including Med-mal Claims to Improve Patient Safety

February 20, 2020

When risk management and claims departments work separately, they miss out on learning and influence that can improve with collaboration.  READ MORE >

An Examination of Medical Malpractice Claims Involving Physician Trainees

December 10, 2019

The purpose of this CRICO-supported study was to “identify patient-, provider- and claim-related factors of medical malpractice claims in which physician trainees were directly involved in the harm events.” READ MORE >

A Closed Claims Analysis of Vocal Cord Injuries Related to Endotracheal Intubation Between 2004 and 2015

December 10, 2019

Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers worked with CRICO to analyze data from the CRICO Strategies national Comparative Benchmarking System (CBS) database to better understand claims against anesthesiologists for vocal cord injuries that occurred during endotracheal intubation. 

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Harnessing the Power of Medical Malpractice Data to Improve Patient Care

November 24, 2019

This case study on UMass Memorial Health Care, describes how the organization harnesses CRICO Strategies’ CBS data to benchmark its performance against national peers to catalyze clinical improvements.  READ MORE >

Retrospective Analysis of Perioperative Variables Associated With Postoperative Delirium and Other Adverse Outcomes in Older Patients After Spine Surgery

October 1, 2019

The aim of this CRICO-supported retrospective study was to identify perioperative variables predictive of the development of delirium in older surgical patients after spine surgery. READ MORE >

Investigating MPL Vulnerability for the Institutions that Employ and Insure NPs and PAs

October 1, 2019

Using CBS data, CRICO staff researched the impact of employing physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) on medical professional liability (MPL) costs. The study appeared in the 20th anniversary edition (2019) of the Aon/ASHRM Hospital and Physician Professional Liability Benchmark Analysis report.

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A Patient and Family Reporting System for Perceived Ambulatory Note Mistakes: Experience at 3 US Healthcare Centers

September 3, 2019

This study, co-funded by CRICO, sought to test a patient and family online reporting system for perceived ambulatory visit note inaccuracies.  READ MORE >

New Open-Source Safety and Quality Discussion Guide for Affiliating Oncology Practices

August 1, 2019

Health system mergers and affiliations pose potential sources of patient safety risk. This editorial published in the Journal of Onclology Practice, discusses how CRICO worked with Ariadne Labs to help provide a structure and a guide that would empower clinical leaders to be more actively involved in an oncology-related merger or affiliation. READ MORE >

Serious Misdiagnosis-related Harms in Malpractice Claims: the “Big Three” — Vascular Events, Infections, and Cancers

July 11, 2019

New research conducted by researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and CRICO finds one in three malpractice cases with serious patient harm is due to misdiagnosis. READ MORE >

Breakdowns in the Initial Patient-Provider Encounter Among Ischemic Stroke

July 11, 2019

Researchers sought to identify and describe breakdowns in the diagnostic process among patients with ischemic stroke to facilitate future improvements in diagnostic accuracy.


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