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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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Medical Malpractice and the Hospitalist: Reasons for Optimism

  • November 9, 2017

Hospitalists’ concerns about medical liability notwithstanding, data on the absolute malpractice risk of hospitalists and current trends in medical liability are both encouraging.


Adam_Schaffer_WEBAdam 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. The authors found that while, “hospitalists’ concerns about medical liability notwithstanding, data on the absolute malpractice risk of hospitalists and current trends in medical liability are both encouraging.” To understand the risks, the authors analyzed medical malpractice data from two sources: National Practitioners Data Bank (NPDB) and CRICO Strategies National Comparative Benchmarking System (CBS).

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Schaffer AC, Kachalia A. Medical malpractice and the hospitalists: Reasons for optimism. The Hospitalists. 2017 Nov; 21(11):13.

 

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