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August 1, 2018 An Evidence-based Intraoperative Communication Tool for Emergency General Surgery: A Pilot Study

CRICO-funded researchers developed and then piloted an evidence-based tool aimed at improving team communication in Emergency General Surgery.

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July 31, 2018 Hospital Mergers or Acquisitions May Cause Short-Term Patient Safety Issues

Drawing from a CRICO-funded study that found institutional partnerships and transactions might put patients at a higher risk for harm in the short run, this STAT op-ed piece emphasizes that “Improving the safety of patient care is possible during mergers and affiliations, but requires intentional efforts.”

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July 31, 2018 Viewpoint: Why Hospital Mergers Raise Patient Safety Problems

This Becker’s Hospital Review viewpoint offers six insights garnered from a July 31, 2018 STAT op-ed piece, written by Ariadne Labs researchers and CRICO’s president and CEO Mark Reynolds.

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Chronic Pain Management Malpractice Claims: Insight Into Underlying Causes

  • December 12, 2017

The analysis of closed malpractice claims can provide valuable insights into the various factors that may be common in cases.


This Clinical Pain Advisor article shares insights gleaned from different malpractice data analyses of pain management cases. The author cited a recent study, “A Contemporary Medicolegal Analysis of Outpatient Medication Management in Chronic Pain (Anesth Analg.),” which analyzed data from the CRICO Strategies national Comparative Benchmarking System (CBS). The researchers “hypothesized that there are identifiable patient comorbidities and behaviors as well as prescriber clinical practices associated with patient injury that may result in a malpractice claim.”

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Rodriguez T. Chronic pain management malpractice claims: Insight into underlying causes. Clinical Pain Advisor. Published online December 12, 2017.

 

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