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July 11, 2019 Serious Misdiagnosis-related Harms in Malpractice Claims: the “Big Three” — Vascular Events, Infections, and Cancers

New research conducted by researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and CRICO finds one in three malpractice cases with serious patient harm is due to misdiagnosis.

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July 1, 2019 A Contemporary Medicolegal Analysis of Outpatient Interventional Pain Procedures
July 1, 2019 Considerations to Reduce Medicolegal Claims in Interventional Pain Procedures

An editorial about the study, A Contemporary Medicolegal Analysis of Outpatient Interventional Pain Procedures, published in Anesthesia & Analgesia reinforces the value of medical malpractice liability (MPL) data analyses and how they can contribute to patient safety initiatives.

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The Impact of Automated Notification on Follow-up of Actionable Tests Pending at Discharge: A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial

  • July 1, 2018

A physician’s failure to follow-up on test results that are still pending at a patient’s discharge (TPADs) could lead to a missed diagnosis or preventable adverse event. This CRICO-funded study researched whether automated notifications improved documented follow-up for tests that were actionable. 


The research concluded that automated notification of actionable TPADs did shorten the follow-up time by physicians for patients within their healthcare network.  However, the researchers noted that future research is needed to evaluate such safety concerns as “The high proportion of actionable TPADs without any documented follow-up (~ 40%).”

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Dalal AK, Schaffer A, Gershanik EF,Papanna R, Eibensteiner K, Nolido NV, Yoon CS, Williams D, Lipsitz SR, Roy CL, Schnipper JL. The impact of automated notification on follow-up of actionable tests pending at discharge: a cluster-randomized controlled trial. July 2018, 33(7):1043–1051. DOI: 10.1007/s11606-018-4393-y