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Missed Diagnosis of Cancer in Primary Care: Insights From Malpractice Data

July 23, 2019

Data from CRICO Strategies’ Comparative Benchmarking Service (CBS) database on closed malpractice claims involving diagnostic errors were used to identify the key features of missed cancer diagnoses in primary care settings.


Breakdowns in the Initial Patient-Provider Encounter Among Ischemic Stroke

July 11, 2019

Researchers sought to identify and describe breakdowns in the diagnostic process among patients with ischemic stroke to facilitate future improvements in diagnostic accuracy.


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

July 11, 2019

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. READ MORE >

A Contemporary Medicolegal Analysis of Outpatient Interventional Pain Procedures

July 1, 2019

Closed malpractice claim studies allow a review of rare but often severe complications, yielding useful insight into improving patient safety and decreasing practitioner liability. READ MORE >

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.” READ MORE >

EHR-Related Events in Medical Malpractice Claims

June 1, 2019

Analysis of a CRICO medical malpractice claims study of cases involving health IT READ MORE >

Using Medical Malpractice Claims Data to Improve Healthcare Quality, Safety, and Cost

May 29, 2019

CRICO President and CEO Mark E. Reynolds, in a 22+ minute video, is interviewed by Business of Healthcare (BOH) Mission & Margin host/producer Matthew E. Hanis. READ MORE >

Role of Patient Safety Organizations in Improving Patient Safety

May 16, 2019

CRICO’s Jason Boulanger and Carol Keohane, co-authored an article with Ashley Yeats, MD of Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Milton about the value and role of Patient Safety Organizations (PSO). READ MORE >

What Have We Learned From Malpractice Claims Involving Surgical Management of Benign Biliary Disease

May 1, 2019

CRICO partnered with Massachusetts General Hospital researchers to study the contributing factors and costs of malpractice claims involving the surgical management of benign biliary disease given the emotional, physical, and financial toll of these claims on patients, providers, and the healthcare system. READ MORE >

Adoption of a Closed-Loop Communication Tool to Establish and Execute a Collaborative Follow-Up Plan

May 1, 2019

Researchers, co-supported by CRICO grants, sought to assess radiologists’ adoption of a closed loop communication and tracking system called, Result Alert and Development of Automated Resolution (RADAR).  READ MORE >

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