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December 10, 2019 An Examination of Medical Malpractice Claims Involving Physician Trainees

A CRICO-supported study that sought to “identify patient-, provider- and claim-related factors of medical malpractice claims in which physician trainees were directly involved in the harm events.”

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October 1, 2019 Retrospective Analysis of Perioperative Variables Associated With Postoperative Delirium and Other Adverse Outcomes in Older Patients After Spine Surgery

This CRICO-supported retrospective study aimed to identify perioperative variables predictive of the development of delirium in older surgical patients after spine surgery.

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October 1, 2019 Investigating MPL Vulnerability for the Institutions that Employ and Insure NPs and PAs

CRICO’s CBS data provided Aon/ASHRM’s 2019 Hospital and Physician Professional Liability Benchmark Analysis report a deeper dive into the impact of employing physician assistants and nurse practitioners on medical professional liability costs.

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Considerations to Reduce Medicolegal Claims in Interventional Pain Procedures

  • July 1, 2019

Editorial on a study that uses CRICO Strategies Comparative Benchmarking Data (CBS) states, “Based on data from the article, several valuable insights can be made.”


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.

Reviewers commended the study authors for their work stating the authors have “established a framework on which a punctilious discourse can be established. In conclusion, we hope that the article by Abrecht et al encourages interventional pain physicians to further advance best practices and continue to improve the quality and safety of pain medicine.”

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Benzon HT, Grider JS, Provenzano DA. Considerations to reduce medicolegal claims in interventional pain procedures. Anesthesia & Analgesia. Jul 2019, 129(1):19–22. http://dx.doi.org/10.1213/ANE.0000000000004229.

 

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