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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

The goal of this study was to identify patient medical comorbidities and aberrant drug behaviors, as well as prescriber practices associated with patient injury and malpractice claims.

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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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The Role of Radiology in Diagnostic Error: A Medical Malpractice Claims Review

  • September 4, 2017

Study finds that interpretation errors and failures of provider communication are two of the largest areas of litigation involving radiologists.


This review of 1,325 coded medical malpractice claims—from the CRICO Strategies National Comparative Benchmarking System (CBS)—where Radiology was the primary service provider, offers a better understanding of the problems leading to patient harm, and the opportunities most likely to improve diagnostic care in the future.

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Siegal D, Stratchko L, DeRoo C. The role of radiology in diagnostic error: a medical malpractice claims review. Diagnosis. September 2017; 4(3).