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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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Integrating Research Quality Improvement and Medical Education for Better Handoffs and Safer Care Disseminating Adapting and Implementing the I-PASS Program

  • July 1, 2017

To effectively disseminate and adapt I-PASS for use across specialties and disciplines, a series of federally and privately funded dissemination and implementation projects were carried out following the publication of the initial I-PASS study, which CRICO supported early on.


Study Conclusion: Implementation of I-PASS has been associated with substantial improvements in patient safety and can be applied to a variety of disciplines and types of patient handoffs. Widespread implementation of I-PASS has the potential to substantially improve patient safety in the United States and beyond.

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Starmer AJ, Spector ND, West DC, Srivastava R, Sectish TC, Landrigan CP [for the I-PASS Study Group]. Integrating research, quality improvement, and medical education for better handoffs and safer care: Disseminating, adapting, and implementing the I-PASS program. Joint Commission on Quality and Patient Safety. July 2017; 43(7):319–329. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcjq.2017.04.001.  

 

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