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April 6, 2018 The Risks to Patient Safety From Health System Expansions

CRICO partnered with Ariadne Labs, a health systems research center, to analyze the patient safety risks for medical institutions undergoing substantial consolidation, including mergers, acquisitions, and service agreements.

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January 6, 2018 Implementation of Diagnostic Pauses in the Ambulatory Setting
January 1, 2018 Partnering With a Medical Malpractice Insurer to Improve Patient Safety and Decrease Risk

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).

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Liability Impact of the Hospitalist Model of Care

  • December 1, 2014

This retrospective observational analysis used CRICO’s Comparative Benchmarking Systems data to determine the risks and outcomes of malpractice claims against hospitalists in internal medicine.


Conclusions: Despite fears of increased liability from the hospitalist model of care, the researchers found that hospitalists in internal medicine are subject to medical malpractice claims less frequently when compared to other internal medicine physicians and specialties.

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Schaffer  AC, Puopolo AL, Raman S, Kachalia A. Liability impact of the hospitalist model of care. J Hosp Med. 2014 Dec; 9(12):750–5. doi:10.1002/jhm.2244. Epub 2014 Oct 21.