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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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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 >

Diagnostic Evaluation of Patients Presenting to Primary Care with Rectal Bleeding

April 1, 2018

Rectal bleeding can be an early sign of colorectal cancer and diagnostic evaluation of the condition is complex.This cross-sectional study co-funded by CRICO used explicit chart abstraction methods to assess the diagnostic evaluations made by primary care physicians for rectal bleeding. READ MORE >

Association Between Labor and Delivery Unit Census and Delays in Patient Management: Findings From a Computer Simulation Module

March 1, 2018

This study, co-funded by CRICO, sought to demonstrate the association between increases in labor and delivery unit census and delays in patient care decisions using a computer simulation module. READ MORE >

Closing the Loop with an Enhanced Referral Management System

February 17, 2018

Researchers, supported by a CRICO grant, sought to evaluate the impact of a referral manager tool on primary care practices. READ MORE >

Prospective Evaluation of Medication-Related Clinical Decision Support Over-Rides in the ICU

February 9, 2018

Recent data suggested that clinical decision support (CDS) alerts displayed in health records were frequently being over-ridden by clinicians, and often inappropriately. This CRICO-funded study aimed to evaluate potential harm associated with medication-related CDS over-rides in the intensive care unit (ICU). READ MORE >

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