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April 6, 2018 The Risks to Patient Safety From Health System Expansions

CRICO partnered with Ariadne Labs, a health systems research center, to analyze the patient safety risks for medical institutions undergoing substantial consolidation, including mergers, acquisitions, and service agreements.

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January 6, 2018 Implementation of Diagnostic Pauses in the Ambulatory Setting
January 1, 2018 Partnering With a Medical Malpractice Insurer to Improve Patient Safety and Decrease Risk

In this study, CRICO staff members and a physician from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (a CRICO member institution) explored the value of partnering with a captive medical malpractice insurance company and its Patient Safety Organization (PSO).

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The Impact of Incident Disclosure Behaviors on Medical Malpractice Claims

  • June 30, 2017

To provide preliminary estimates of incident disclosure behaviors on medical malpractice claims, a descriptive analysis of CRICO’s data on medical malpractice claims between 2012 and 2013 (n = 434) was performed.

Priscilia Giraldo, the study’s principal researcher from Spain, as part of her work, visited the United States and partnered on the study with CRICO’s Dr. Luke Sato, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Sato contributed to the study’s design, coordination, and data analysis; as well as co-authored the published research.


Study Conclusion: The study found a small number of medical errors resolved by claims that were disclosed and/or apologized for. Among these errors, disclosure and apology had no impact on medical malpractice litigation.

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Giraldo P, Sato L, Castells X. The Impact of incident disclosure behaviors on medical malpractice claims. Journal of Patient Safety. June 2017 [Published Ahead of Print].