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July 1, 2018 The Impact of Automated Notification on Follow-up of Actionable Tests Pending at Discharge: A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial

A physician’s failure to follow-up on test results that are still pending at a patient’s discharge could lead to a missed diagnosis or preventable adverse event. This CRICO-funded study researched a potential solution.

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May 17, 2018 What’s the key to accelerating progress in patient safety over the next five years?
May 15, 2018 Poor Communication and Teamwork from Surgeons Linked with Increased Likelihood of Malpractice Claims

CRICO partnered with Ariadne Labs of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, to explore whether surgeons who receive poor ratings in communication and teamwork skills from their coworkers during 360-degree performance reviews are more likely to face malpractice claims from their patients.

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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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The Impact of Automated Notification on Follow-up of Actionable Tests Pending at Discharge: A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial

July 1, 2018

A physician’s failure to follow-up on test results that are still pending at a patient’s discharge (TPADs) could lead to a missed diagnosis or preventable adverse event. This CRICO-funded study researched whether automated notifications improved documented follow-up for tests that were actionable.  READ MORE >

What’s the key to accelerating progress in patient safety over the next five years?

May 17, 2018

“If we are to accelerate progress over the next five years, we must understand the gaps between the desired and actual state of patient safety.”

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Poor Communication and Teamwork from Surgeons Linked with Increased Likelihood of Malpractice Claims

May 15, 2018

CRICO partnered with Ariadne Labs of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, to study whether surgeons who receive poor ratings in communication and teamwork skills from their coworkers during 360-degree performance reviews are more likely to face malpractice claims from their patients.  READ MORE >

A Contemporary Analysis of Medicolegal Issues in Obstetric Anesthesia Between 2005 and 2015

May 10, 2018

Researchers mine CBS for insights into contributing factors associated with malpractice claims where obstetric anesthesiology was the primary responsible service. READ MORE >

Study: Which Endoscopy Malpractice Claims End in Payment?

May 8, 2018

In a study of medical malpractice cases involving gastrointestinal endoscopies, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) was the procedure that most often resulted in payouts to plaintiffs.

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Malpractice Risk and Vulnerabilities Ambulatory Obstetrics and Gynecology Practice

May 1, 2018

Learning from potential mistakes—or from the patient’s perception of harm—can help to identify areas for improvement in patient care. READ MORE >

A Medicolegal Analysis of Malpractice Claims Involving Anesthesiologists in the Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Suite

May 1, 2018

In an analysis of gastrointestinal endoscopy-related claims, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) claims were more likely to result in malpractice payments compared to other procedures. READ MORE >

Patient Harm in Cataract Surgery: A Series of Adverse Events in Massachusetts

May 1, 2018

A series of adverse events (AEs) reported to the state of Massachusetts provides the opportunity to better understand when and how anesthesia-related patient harm may occur during cataract surgery. READ MORE >

The Risks to Patient Safety From Health System Expansions

April 6, 2018

CRICO partnered with Ariadne Labs, a joint system for health systems innovation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard T.H.Chan School of Public Health, to analyze the patient safety risks for medical institutions undergoing substantial consolidation, including mergers, acquisitions, and service agreements. READ MORE >

Critical Differences Between Elective and Emergency Surgery: Identifying Domains for Quality Improvement In Emergency General Surgery

April 1, 2018

The objective of this CRICO-funded study was to characterize providers’ impressions of factors contributing to disproportionate rates of morbidity and mortality in emergency general surgery to identify targets for care quality improvement. READ MORE >

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