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2016

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Retrospective Analysis of Women with Only Mastalgia

October 1, 2016

CRICO’s breast care algorithm drew international attention when Turkish researchers featured it in their retrospective analysis about women with Mastalgia in The Journal of Breast Health, October 2016 issue. READ MORE >

S-TEAMS: A Truly Multiprofessional Course Focusing On Nontechnical Skills to Improve Patient Safety in the Operating Theater

September 20, 2016

In this report, British researchers who designed “a 1-day, multiprofessional, multidisciplinary course (S-TEAMS) to teach, practice, and apply non-technical skills (NTS) skills (e.g., communications, situational awareness) through simulation, acknowledge CRICO for recognizing “the vital role of human factors in medico-legal cases and providing financial incentives for human factors training.”  READ MORE >

Both Doctors and Patients Confused by Dense Breasts

September 7, 2016

Inadequate patient assessment and/or misinterpretation of diagnostic studies are a leading contributing factor in breast cancer medical malpractice claims. READ MORE >

The value proposition of simulation

September 1, 2016

A multidisciplinary panel was convened during the 8th Annual Meeting of the Consortium of the American College of Surgeons-Accredited Education Institutes (Simulation Centers) in March 2015 to discuss the added value of simulation-based training. Panelists shared the ways in which the value of simulation was demonstrated at their institutions. Representatives from Massachusetts General Hospital shared about the hospital’s unique collaboration with CRICO and how it contributes to valued-added simulation.. READ MORE >

Continuing Professional Development in the Twenty-First Century

September 1, 2016

CRICO is acknowledged in the Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions (JCEHP) as “an excellent example of how liability insurance carriers have recognized the value of continuing professional development (CPD) and its impact on reducing their risks.”

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Eleven-Year Descriptive Analysis of Closed Court Verdicts on Medical Errors in Spain and Massachusetts

August 29, 2016

This study used CRICO closed court verdicts to evaluate and compare the characteristics of court verdicts on medical errors allegedly harming patients in Spain and Massachusetts from 2002 to 2012. READ MORE >

Outcomes From an Orientation Model to Reduce Attrition in Paediatric Weight Management

August 1, 2016

Researchers, supported by CRICO funds, undertook a multifaceted quality improvement (QI) project in 2012 to address a pediatric weight management program’s high attrition concern at Boston Children's Hospital (BCH). READ MORE >

Working Up Rectal Bleeding in Adult Primary Care Practices

July 20, 2016

 This CRICO-funded study, published in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, looks at the variation in the workup of rectal bleeding and how it may result in guideline-discordant care and delayed diagnosis of colorectal cancer. 

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Robot helps nurses schedule tasks on labor floor

July 13, 2016

A CRICO grant helped provide research support for a new system developed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology to assist hospital staff in scheduling room assignments and suggesting which nurses to assign to patients for C-sections and other procedures.

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Electronic Health Records Can Increase Malpractice Risks

July 4, 2016

CRICO Strategies CBS member, The Doctors Company, codes and analyzes its medical malpractice claims for insight into risk vulnerabilities. READ MORE >

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