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November 9, 2017 Medical Malpractice and the Hospitalist: Reasons for Optimism

Adam Schaffer, MD of CRICO and Brigham and Women's Hospital and Allen Kachalia, MD of Brigham and Women’s Hospital analyzed medical malpractice data to understand the potential risk for hospitalists of facing a claim.

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October 25, 2017 A Contemporary Medicolegal Analysis of Outpatient Medication Management in Chronic Pain

The goal of this study was to identify patient medical comorbidities and aberrant drug behaviors, as well as prescriber practices associated with patient injury and malpractice claims.

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October 18, 2017 Use of an objective structured clinical exam (OSCE) for early identification of communication skills deficits in interns

Given the importance of physician communication skill, this CRICO-funded study researched whether an objective structured clinical exam (OSCE) during Graduate Medical Education orientation can identify trainee communication deficits before these become evident via clinical performance evaluations.

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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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Medical Malpractice and the Hospitalist: Reasons for Optimism

November 9, 2017

Hospitalists’ concerns about medical liability notwithstanding, data on the absolute malpractice risk of hospitalists and current trends in medical liability are both encouraging. READ MORE >

A Contemporary Medicolegal Analysis of Outpatient Medication Management in Chronic Pain

October 25, 2017

Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, University of California, San Francisco, and CRICO Strategies analyzed medical malpractice claims in the national Comparative Benchmarking System (CBS) database to shed light on outpatient medication management in chronic pain.

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Use of an objective structured clinical exam (OSCE) for early identification of communication skills deficits in interns

October 18, 2017

Given the importance of physician communication skill, this CRICO-funded study, headed by co-principal investigators Drs. Mary Ellen Goldhamer and Debra Weinstein of Massachusetts General Hospital, researched whether an objective structured clinical exam (OSCE)  during Graduate Medical Education orientation can identify trainee communication deficits before these become evident via clinical performance evaluations.

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Missed Outpatient Cardiovascular Disease

October 5, 2017

Quality improvement and patient safety efforts should focus on high-yield targets, and analysis of malpractice data can provide a unique window into the complicated topic of diagnostic error. READ MORE >

Medical Malpractice Allegations in Radiation Oncology: Results from a National Comparative Benchmarking System

October 1, 2017

Using data from the CRICO Strategies Comparative Benchmark System (CBS), CRICO patient safety experts Kathy Dwyer, Winnie Yu, and Courtney DeRoo collaborated with researchers from Harvard Radiation Oncology Program and the Department of Radiation Oncology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute to study the characteristics of radiation oncology (RO) malpractice cases and identify opportunities to decrease patient harm. 

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Outcomes In Two Massachusetts Hospital Systems Give Reason For Optimism About Communication-And-Resolution Programs

October 1, 2017

Researchers with grant support from CRICO examined case outcomes of a program used by two academic medical centers and two of their community hospitals in Massachusetts in the period 2013–15. READ MORE >

Developing Risk Management Dashboards Using Risk and Quality Measures: A Visual Best Practices Approach

September 28, 2017

Authors explain terms and concepts of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and review metrics to employ in a visual ERM dashboard, such as medical malpractice claims data. READ MORE >

What Radiologists can Learn from Reviewing Malpractice Claims Data

September 20, 2017

“Interpretation errors and communication failures are two of the largest issues that lead to malpractice claims in radiology, according to new research published in Diagnosis.”

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The Key to Reducing Doctors' Misdiagnoses

September 12, 2017

Laura Landro’s Wall Street Journal article reports on novel solutions being developed by researchers to help eliminate misdiagnoses—a leading cause of medical malpractice suits in the United States. READ MORE >

Improved Safety and Cost Savings from Reductions in Cast-Saw Burns After Simulation-Based Education for Orthopaedic Surgery Residents

September 6, 2017

Researchers from Boston Children's Hospital and CRICO characterize the clinical efficacy and cost-effectiveness of simulation training aimed at reducing cast-saw injuries. READ MORE >

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