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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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Do No Harm

  • December 1, 2017

This Association of Talent Development (ATD) article explores how “Improved communication skills can make a substantial difference in preventing medical errors.” The author uses CRICO Strategies CBS data to demonstrate how inadequate and insufficient communication plays a significant role in placing patient safety at risk.


I-PASS, an initiative funded in part by CRICO, is also highlighted for its contribution to a reduction in medical errors related to hand-offs and the use of electronic medical records. 
  

Citation for the Full-text Article

Mackles A. Do no harmTD Magazine. December 1, 2017.

 

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