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November 9, 2017 Medical Malpractice and the Hospitalist: Reasons for Optimism

Adam Schaffer, MD of CRICO and Brigham and Women's Hospital and Allen Kachalia, MD of Brigham and Women’s Hospital analyzed medical malpractice data to understand the potential risk for hospitalists of facing a claim.

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October 25, 2017 A Contemporary Medicolegal Analysis of Outpatient Medication Management in Chronic Pain

The goal of this study was to identify patient medical comorbidities and aberrant drug behaviors, as well as prescriber practices associated with patient injury and malpractice claims.

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October 18, 2017 Use of an objective structured clinical exam (OSCE) for early identification of communication skills deficits in interns

Given the importance of physician communication skill, this CRICO-funded study researched whether an objective structured clinical exam (OSCE) during Graduate Medical Education orientation can identify trainee communication deficits before these become evident via clinical performance evaluations.

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CRICO Press Room Listing

Find a complete listing of published news articles, research papers, and press releases referencing CRICO and members of our CBS Community.

This page lists all the press releases, research papers, and published articles in one chronological view. CRICO grant-funded research articles show red flag. Articles related to a member of our CBS Community show a blue flag.

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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 >

Missed Diagnosis of Cardiovascular Disease in Outpatient General Medicine: Insights from Malpractice Claims Data

June 27, 2017

CRICO Strategies and The Doctors Company partnered to conduct an in-depth analysis of cardiovascular disease-related medical malpractice claims data in outpatient general medicine. The data used in the study are from the CRICO Strategies Comparative Benchmarking System (CBS). READ MORE >

To Minimize Risk, Take a Deep Dive into Data

June 19, 2017

MMIC’s partnership with CRICO Strategies is integral to its process of performing statistical analysis across its medical malpractice claims to identify causal factors that occur with significant frequency. READ MORE >

Hospitals are Looking for the Killer Amazon Alexa App

June 18, 2017

CNBC recently interviewed researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital about their involvement in a CRICO-funded study to see how text-to-speech technology can be useful in helping surgeons comply with surgical safety checklists in the operating room. READ MORE >

Say What? Dangers of Miscommunicating

June 11, 2017

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Wong Receives MSHP Pharmacy Resident/Fellow Research Project Award

June 9, 2017

Adrian Wong, PharmD, MPH, BCPS, BCCCP, of the Department of Medicine and Department of Pharmacy Services at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, was awarded by the Massachusetts Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP) for his CRICO-supported project. The award recognizes a pharmacy resident who has identified a specific problem related to health-system pharmacy practice and has proposed an innovative solution.


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