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July 1, 2018 The Impact of Automated Notification on Follow-up of Actionable Tests Pending at Discharge: A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial

A physician’s failure to follow-up on test results that are still pending at a patient’s discharge could lead to a missed diagnosis or preventable adverse event. This CRICO-funded study researched a potential solution.

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May 17, 2018 What’s the key to accelerating progress in patient safety over the next five years?
May 15, 2018 Poor Communication and Teamwork from Surgeons Linked with Increased Likelihood of Malpractice Claims

CRICO partnered with Ariadne Labs of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, to explore whether surgeons who receive poor ratings in communication and teamwork skills from their coworkers during 360-degree performance reviews are more likely to face malpractice claims from their patients.

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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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Critical Differences Between Elective and Emergency Surgery: Identifying Domains for Quality Improvement In Emergency General Surgery

April 1, 2018

The objective of this CRICO-funded study was to characterize providers’ impressions of factors contributing to disproportionate rates of morbidity and mortality in emergency general surgery to identify targets for care quality improvement. READ MORE >

Diagnostic Evaluation of Patients Presenting to Primary Care with Rectal Bleeding

April 1, 2018

Rectal bleeding can be an early sign of colorectal cancer and diagnostic evaluation of the condition is complex.This cross-sectional study co-funded by CRICO used explicit chart abstraction methods to assess the diagnostic evaluations made by primary care physicians for rectal bleeding. READ MORE >

Association Between Labor and Delivery Unit Census and Delays in Patient Management: Findings From a Computer Simulation Module

March 1, 2018

This study, co-funded by CRICO, sought to demonstrate the association between increases in labor and delivery unit census and delays in patient care decisions using a computer simulation module. READ MORE >

Closing the Loop with an Enhanced Referral Management System

February 17, 2018

Researchers, supported by a CRICO grant, sought to evaluate the impact of a referral manager tool on primary care practices. READ MORE >

CRICO Strategies and I-PASS Patient Safety Institute Announce Partnership

February 13, 2018

Partnership aimed at improving communication and reducing medical malpractice risk. READ MORE >

Prospective Evaluation of Medication-Related Clinical Decision Support Over-Rides in the ICU

February 9, 2018

Recent data suggested that clinical decision support (CDS) alerts displayed in health records were frequently being over-ridden by clinicians, and often inappropriately. This CRICO-funded study aimed to evaluate potential harm associated with medication-related CDS over-rides in the intensive care unit (ICU). READ MORE >

Implementation of Diagnostic Pauses in the Ambulatory Setting

January 6, 2018

A self-administered diagnostic pause for clinicians in the ambulatory setting was developed and piloted by researchers to help address diagnostic error.  READ MORE >

Partnering With a Medical Malpractice Insurer to Improve Patient Safety and Decrease Risk

January 1, 2018

In this study, CRICO staff members and a physician from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (a CRICO member institution) explored the value of partnering with a captive medical malpractice insurance company and its Patient Safety Organization (PSO). Data and convening opportunities were used to build upon the principles of implementation science and foster efficient and widespread adoption of the most current evidence-based interventions. READ MORE >

ED Based EHR Errors Caused More Significant Harm Compared to Other Settings

January 1, 2018

Researchers found 420 cases in which the electronic health record (EHR) was a contributing factor. Of this group, 50 cases occurred in the emergency department (ED). READ MORE >

Chronic Pain Management Malpractice Claims: Insight Into Underlying Causes

December 12, 2017

The analysis of closed malpractice claims can provide valuable insights into the various factors that may be common in cases. READ MORE >

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