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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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Hazards Tied to Medical Records Rush

  • July 20, 2014

CRICO’s national CBS data cited as source in Boston Globe feature article about adverse events involving EHRs

 


The Boston Globe article, Hazards tied to medical records rush, examines how present-day electronic health records (EHRs) may be a contributing factor to an adverse event. The article referenced a pilot study undertaken by CRICO to identify contributing factors to errors involving EHRs. The cases in that pilot study were coded over a one-year period and represent claims filed over the previous multiple years. (These cases did not all occur in a single year.)

Read the full-text article:

Rowland, C.  “Hazards tied to medical records rushBoston Globe. July 20, 2014