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November 9, 2017 Medical Malpractice and the Hospitalist: Reasons for Optimism

Adam Schaffer, MD of CRICO and Brigham and Women's Hospital and Allen Kachalia, MD of Brigham and Women’s Hospital analyzed medical malpractice data to understand the potential risk for hospitalists of facing a claim.

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October 25, 2017 A Contemporary Medicolegal Analysis of Outpatient Medication Management in Chronic Pain

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October 18, 2017 Use of an objective structured clinical exam (OSCE) for early identification of communication skills deficits in interns

Given the importance of physician communication skill, this CRICO-funded study researched whether an objective structured clinical exam (OSCE) during Graduate Medical Education orientation can identify trainee communication deficits before these become evident via clinical performance evaluations.

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Say What? Dangers of Miscommunicating

  • June 11, 2017

When miscommunication means life or death


The nuances of word choice in a doctor’s office may hold greater meaning than you think. Originally published in Rheumatology Network the article discusses the miscommunication that can happen between patient and doctor and cites the CRICO Strategies CBS Report, Malpractice Risks in Communication Failures.

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Ginsberg S. Say what? Dangers of miscommunicating. MedPage Today. June 11, 2017.