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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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This CRICO-funded study aimed 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.

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March 1, 2018 Association Between Labor and Delivery Unit Census and Delays in Patient Management: Findings From a Computer Simulation Module

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Communication Failures Linked to 1,744 Deaths in Five Years, US Malpractice Study Finds

  • February 1, 2016

STAT News requested exclusive rights to release the first feature article related to CRICO's 2015 Annual Benchmarking Report | Malpractice Risks in Communication Failures.


Hospitals and doctors’ offices nationwide might have avoided nearly 2,000 patient deaths — and $1.7 billion in malpractice costs — if medical staff and patients communicated better, a report released Monday has found. 

Communication failures were a factor in 30 percent of the malpractice cases examined by CRICO Strategies, a research and analysis offshoot of the company that insures Harvard-affiliated hospitals. The cases — including 1,744 deaths — involve some horror stories that no family, and no medical professional, wants to experience.

 

Citation for the full-text article:

Bailey M. (2016 February 1).Communication failures linked to 1,744 deaths in five years, US malpractice study findsSTAT News