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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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January 6, 2018 Implementation of Diagnostic Pauses in the Ambulatory Setting
January 1, 2018 Partnering With a Medical Malpractice Insurer to Improve Patient Safety and Decrease Risk

In this study, CRICO staff members and a physician from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (a CRICO member institution) explored the value of partnering with a captive medical malpractice insurance company and its Patient Safety Organization (PSO).

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Reforming the Medical Liability System in Massachusetts Communication Apology and Resolution (CARe)

  • August 1, 2017

Kenneth E. Sands was senior vice president at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at the time he received a CRICO Grant for work that appeared August 2017 in The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) publication, “Advances in Patient Safety and Medical Liability.”


Dr. Sands co-authored the publication’s prologue and the section, “Reforming the Medical Liability System in Massachusetts: Communication, Apology, and Resolution (CARe).”

Citations for Full-Text

Sands EF, Woodward AC, Van Niel MB. Reforming the Medical Liability System in Massachusetts: Communication, Apology, and Resolution (CARe). Content last reviewed August 2017. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. 

Advances in Patient Safety and Medical Liability. Battles J, Azam I, Grady M, and Reback K, Eds. AHRQ Publication No. 17-0017. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; August 2017.