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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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The Key to Reducing Doctors' Misdiagnoses

  • September 12, 2017

Laura Landro’s Wall Street Journal article reports on novel solutions being developed by researchers to help eliminate misdiagnoses—a leading cause of medical malpractice suits in the United States.


Among the initiatives featured in the article are some of CRICO’s research and patient safety efforts in helping clinicians make the right diagnosis. For example, CRICO’s involvement in a network called Primary Care Research in Diagnostic Errors (PRIDE) and its plans to “identify, analyze and classify diagnostic errors and delays with the help of electronic medical records, to develop and share misdiagnosis interventions,” is reported. Also discussed is a project led by Dr. Gordon Schiff at Brigham & Women's Hospital to develop five tools to help physicians avoid diagnostic pitfalls.

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Landro L. The key to reducing doctors’ misdiagnosesWall Street Journal (online). September 12, 2017.