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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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Five Things To Know About Communication Errors, Patient Safety in General Medicine

  • February 8, 2016

This Becker’s review highlights the CRICO Strategies 2015  Comparative Benchmarking Report  on specific weaknesses in communication that  may impact patient safety.


Primary care physicians and general medicine practitioners are frequently expected to be “in the loop” regarding all the care their patients are receiving. This is not easy to achieve, and when these physicians fall short, patients can suffer, according to the “Malpractice Risks in Communication Failures: 2015 Annual Benchmarking Report,” by CRICO Strategies.


Citation for the full-text article:

Barnet S. (2016 February 8) 5 things to know about communication errors, patient safety in general medicine. Becker’s Infection Control & Clinical Quality