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October 5, 2017 Missed Outpatient Cardiovascular Disease
October 1, 2017 Medical Malpractice Allegations in Radiation Oncology: Results from a National Comparative Benchmarking System

Using data from the CRICO Strategies’ Comparative Benchmark System (CBS), CRICO patient safety experts collaborated with researchers from Harvard Radiation Oncology Program and the Department of Radiation Oncology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute to study the characteristics of radiation oncology (RO) malpractice cases and identify opportunities to decrease patient harm.

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September 28, 2017 Developing Risk Management Dashboards Using Risk and Quality Measures: A Visual Best Practices Approach
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Find a complete listing of published news articles, research papers, and press releases referencing CRICO and members of our CBS Community.

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Missed Outpatient Cardiovascular Disease

October 5, 2017

Quality improvement and patient safety efforts should focus on high-yield targets, and analysis of malpractice data can provide a unique window into the complicated topic of diagnostic error. READ MORE >

Medical Malpractice Allegations in Radiation Oncology: Results from a National Comparative Benchmarking System

October 1, 2017

Using data from the CRICO Strategies Comparative Benchmark System (CBS), CRICO patient safety experts Kathy Dwyer, Winnie Yu, and Courtney DeRoo collaborated with researchers from Harvard Radiation Oncology Program and the Department of Radiation Oncology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute to study the characteristics of radiation oncology (RO) malpractice cases and identify opportunities to decrease patient harm. 

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Developing Risk Management Dashboards Using Risk and Quality Measures: A Visual Best Practices Approach

September 28, 2017

Authors explain terms and concepts of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and review metrics to employ in a visual ERM dashboard, such as medical malpractice claims data. READ MORE >

What Radiologists can Learn from Reviewing Malpractice Claims Data

September 20, 2017

“Interpretation errors and communication failures are two of the largest issues that lead to malpractice claims in radiology, according to new research published in Diagnosis.”

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The Key to Reducing Doctors' Misdiagnoses

September 12, 2017

Laura Landro’s Wall Street Journal article reports on novel solutions being developed by researchers to help eliminate misdiagnoses—a leading cause of medical malpractice suits in the United States. READ MORE >

Improved Safety and Cost Savings from Reductions in Cast-Saw Burns After Simulation-Based Education for Orthopaedic Surgery Residents

September 6, 2017

Researchers from Boston Children's Hospital and CRICO characterize the clinical efficacy and cost-effectiveness of simulation training aimed at reducing cast-saw injuries. READ MORE >

The Role of Radiology in Diagnostic Error: A Medical Malpractice Claims Review

September 4, 2017

Study finds that interpretation errors and failures of provider communication are two of the largest areas of litigation involving radiologists. READ MORE >

Using Simulation to Improve Systems-Based Practices

July 19, 2017

This focused review of simulation-based interventions to test and improve components of the perioperative microsystem highlights the broad-based utility of simulation-based technologies in health care. CRICO is noted for having embraced the value of simulation by offering premium reductions for participants in simulation-based team training. READ MORE >

The Impact of Incident Disclosure Behaviors on Medical Malpractice Claims

June 30, 2017

To provide preliminary estimates of incident disclosure behaviors on medical malpractice claims, a descriptive analysis of CRICO’s data on medical malpractice claims between 2012 and 2013 (n = 434) was performed.

Priscilia Giraldo, the study’s principal researcher from Spain, as part of her work, visited the United States and partnered on the study with CRICO’s Dr. Luke Sato, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Sato contributed to the study’s design, coordination, and data analysis; as well as co-authored the published research.

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General Practitioners at Risk of Missing Cardiovascular Disease

June 27, 2017

Study Investigates Misdiagnosis of Patients with Heart Problems READ MORE >

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