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August 1, 2018 An Evidence-based Intraoperative Communication Tool for Emergency General Surgery: A Pilot Study

CRICO-funded researchers developed and then piloted an evidence-based tool aimed at improving team communication in Emergency General Surgery.

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July 31, 2018 Hospital Mergers or Acquisitions May Cause Short-Term Patient Safety Issues

Drawing from a CRICO-funded study that found institutional partnerships and transactions might put patients at a higher risk for harm in the short run, this STAT op-ed piece emphasizes that “Improving the safety of patient care is possible during mergers and affiliations, but requires intentional efforts.”

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July 31, 2018 Viewpoint: Why Hospital Mergers Raise Patient Safety Problems

This Becker’s Hospital Review viewpoint offers six insights garnered from a July 31, 2018 STAT op-ed piece, written by Ariadne Labs researchers and CRICO’s president and CEO Mark Reynolds.

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News & Research Listing

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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An Evidence-based Intraoperative Communication Tool for Emergency General Surgery: A Pilot Study

August 1, 2018

Researchers of this CRICO-funded study developed and then piloted an evidence-based tool aimed at improving team communication in Emergency General Surgery. READ MORE >

Hospital Mergers or Acquisitions May Cause Short-Term Patient Safety Issues

July 31, 2018

Drawing from a CRICO-funded study that found institutional partnerships and transactions might put patients at a higher risk for harm in the short run,  this STAT op-ed piece emphasizes that “Improving the safety of patient care is possible during mergers and affiliations, but requires intentional efforts.”

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Viewpoint: Why Hospital Mergers Raise Patient Safety Problems

July 31, 2018

This Becker’s Hospital Review viewpoint offers six insights garnered from a July 31, 2018 STAT op-ed piece, written by Ariadne Labs researchers and CRICO’s president and CEO Mark E. Reynolds.

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Digging Into the Patient Safety Risks From Hospital Mergers

July 20, 2018

This Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare (PSQH) article reports on the findings from a CRICO-funded study by Ariadne Labs researchers and CRICO’s president and CEO Mark E. Reynolds. The study explored the many risks that can come with healthcare system mergers and acquisitions. READ MORE >

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 >

Presenting Symptoms Independently Predict Mortality in Septic Shock: Importance of a Previously Unmeasured Confounder

June 29, 2018

This CRICO-funded study tested the hypothesis that “vague presenting symptoms are associated with delayed antibiotics and increased mortality.”  READ MORE >

Analysis of adverse outcomes in the post-anesthesia care unit based on anesthesia liability data

June 15, 2018

The PACU is a unique patient care environment, and respiratory and—according to this study—respiratory injury and complications appear to be common types of adverse events resulting in malpractice claims.

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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 >

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