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May 1, 2020 A Closed Claims Analysis of Vocal Cord Injuries Related to Endotracheal Intubation Between 2004 and 2015

Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers worked with CRICO to analyze data from the national CBS database to better understand claims against anesthesiologists.

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March 23, 2020 The Effect of Clinical Volume on Annual and Per-Patient Encounter Medical Malpractice Claims Risk

This CRICO study demonstrated the importance of clinical volume as a determinant of medical malpractice claims risk.

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March 13, 2020 How to Improve Patient Handoffs

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How to Improve Patient Handoffs

March 13, 2020

CRICO Strategies data was highlighted in this HealthLeader’s Media Analysis article, to support what it takes to create smooth patient handoffs. ​

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Critical Differences Between Elective and Emergency Surgery: Identifying Domains for Quality Improvement In Emergency General Surgery

  • April 1, 2018

The objective of this CRICO-funded study was 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.


The study’s researchers concluded that “Critical variability in emergency general surgery may impact outcomes. Patient-variability and system-variability, with focus on multidisciplinary communication, represent potential domains for quality improvement in this field.”

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Columbus AB, Morris MA, Lilley EJ, Harlow AF, Haider AH, Salim A, Havens JM. Critical differences between elective and emergency surgery: identifying domains for quality improvement in emergency general surgery. Surgery (United States). 2018;163(4):832-838. doi:10.1016/j.surg.2017.11.017.