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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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Using Simulation to Improve Systems-Based Practices

  • July 19, 2017

This focused review of simulation-based interventions to test and improve components of the perioperative microsystem highlights the broad-based utility of simulation-based technologies in health care. CRICO is noted for having embraced the value of simulation by offering premium reductions for participants in simulation-based team training.


Citation for the Full-text Article

Gardner AK, Johnston M, Korndorffer JR., Haque I, Paige JT. Using simulation to improve systems-based practices. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. Sep 2017; 43(9): 484-491. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcjq.2017.05.006