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February 20, 2020 Use All Available Data Including Med-mal Claims to Improve Patient Safety

When risk management and claims departments work separately, they miss out on learning and influence that can improve with collaboration.

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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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December 10, 2019 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 CRICO Strategies national Comparative Benchmarking System (CBS) database to better understand claims against anesthesiologists for vocal cord injuries that occurred during endotracheal intubation.

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A Patient and Family Reporting System for Perceived Ambulatory Note Mistakes: Experience at 3 US Healthcare Centers

  • September 3, 2019

This study, co-funded by CRICO, sought to test a patient and family online reporting system for perceived ambulatory visit note inaccuracies. 


The researchers concluded: Partnering with patients and families to obtain reports on inaccuracies in visit notes may contribute to safer care. Mechanisms to encourage greater use of patient and family reporting systems are needed.


 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Bourgeois FC, Fossa A, Gerard M, Davis ME, Taylor YJ, Connor CD, Vaden T, McWilliams A, Spencer MD, Folcarelli P, Bell SK. A patient and family reporting system for perceived ambulatory note mistakes: experience at 3 U.S. healthcare centersJ Am Med Inform Assoc. 2019 Sep 3. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocz142. [Epub ahead of print]