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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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Navigating Risks in Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

  • October 12, 2015

CRICO Strategies and The Doctors Company undertook this analysis knowing that, with the exception of skin cancer, breast cancer remains the most common cancer among American women.


To identify risks associated with the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer and provide insights into potential vulnerabilities for providers and patients, CRICO Strategies and The Doctors Company partnered on a detailed analysis of 562 breast cancer medical malpractice claims from 2009 to 2014 in the CRICO Strategies Comparative Benchmark System (CBS).

Citation for the full-text article:

Greenberg P, Ranum D, Siegal D. Navigating Risk in Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment. PSQH. Oct 12, 2015