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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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The Importance of Communication

  • February 1, 2016

HRMR investigates what it is physician practices can learn from the medical malpractice risks identified in the 2015 CRICO Strategies CBS report on communication failures.


While communication failures are varied, the implications are real: unsafe patient care. Heather Riah, assistant vice president of CRICO Strategies, along with some of her colleagues, speak to some of the drivers that are highlighted in the 2015 CRICO Strategies CBS report.

 

Citation for the full-text article:

The Importance of Communication. Healthcare Risk Management Review. 2016 February. 10-12.