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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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April 1, 2018 Critical Differences Between Elective and Emergency Surgery: Identifying Domains for Quality Improvement In Emergency General Surgery

This CRICO-funded study aimed to characterize providers’ impressions of factors contributing to disproportionate rates of morbidity and mortality in emergency general surgery to identify targets for care quality improvement.

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March 1, 2018 Association Between Labor and Delivery Unit Census and Delays in Patient Management: Findings From a Computer Simulation Module

This study, co-funded by CRICO, sought to demonstrate the association between increases in labor and delivery unit census and delays in patient care decisions using a computer simulation module.

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Outcomes In Two Massachusetts Hospital Systems Give Reason For Optimism About Communication-And-Resolution Programs

  • October 1, 2017

Researchers with grant support from CRICO examined case outcomes of a program used by two academic medical centers and two of their community hospitals in Massachusetts in the period 2013–15.


The research findings suggest that communication-and-resolution programs will not lead to higher liability costs when hospitals adhere to their commitment to offer compensation proactively.

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Mello MM, Kachalia A, Roche S, Van Niel M, Buchsbaum L, Dodson S, Folcarelli P, Benjamin EM, Sands KE. Outcomes in two Massachusetts hospital systems give reason for optimism about communication-and-resolution programsHealth Affairs (Millwood). 2017 Oct 1;36(10):1795-1803. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2017.0320.