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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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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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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 >

Implementation of Diagnostic Pauses in the Ambulatory Setting

January 6, 2018

A self-administered diagnostic pause for clinicians in the ambulatory setting was developed and piloted by researchers to help address diagnostic error.  READ MORE >

ED Based EHR Errors Caused More Significant Harm Compared to Other Settings

January 1, 2018

Researchers found 420 cases in which the electronic health record (EHR) was a contributing factor. Of this group, 50 cases occurred in the emergency department (ED). READ MORE >

Partnering With a Medical Malpractice Insurer to Improve Patient Safety and Decrease Risk

January 1, 2018

In this study, CRICO staff members and a physician from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (a CRICO member institution) explored the value of partnering with a captive medical malpractice insurance company and its Patient Safety Organization (PSO). Data and convening opportunities were used to build upon the principles of implementation science and foster efficient and widespread adoption of the most current evidence-based interventions. READ MORE >

Chronic Pain Management Malpractice Claims: Insight Into Underlying Causes

December 12, 2017

The analysis of closed malpractice claims can provide valuable insights into the various factors that may be common in cases. READ MORE >

Disclosure of Errors Not Documented - Even if Patient Seriously Harmed

December 1, 2017

Medical errors or apologies were infrequently documented even if patients were seriously harmed, found a recent study, which was highlighted in the December issue of the Medical Ethics Advisor (MEA). CRICO’s SVP and CMO Luke Sato, co-author of the study, was interviewed for the MEA article. 

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Do No Harm

December 1, 2017

This Association of Talent Development (ATD) article explores how “Improved communication skills can make a substantial difference in preventing medical errors.” The author uses CRICO Strategies CBS data to demonstrate how inadequate and insufficient communication plays a significant role in placing patient safety at risk. READ MORE >

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