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October 23, 2018 Medical Malpractice Claims within Cardiology from 2006 to 2015
October 17, 2018 What Does It Take to Increase Patient Engagement in Primary Care Settings?

CRICO partnered with the Massachusetts Health Quality Partners (MHQP) to conduct a study to achieve a better understanding of what primary care practices are doing to engage patients.

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October 16, 2018 Health System Expansions Can Pose Safety Risks

This Patient Safety Beat article discusses the joint effort of CRICO and Ariadne Labs to help clinicians and top administrators uncover and address the potential risks inherent in mergers and acquisitions.

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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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Analysis of adverse outcomes in the post-anesthesia care unit based on anesthesia liability data

June 15, 2018

The PACU is a unique patient care environment, and respiratory and—according to this study—respiratory injury and complications appear to be common types of adverse events resulting in malpractice claims.

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What’s the key to accelerating progress in patient safety over the next five years?

May 17, 2018

“If we are to accelerate progress over the next five years, we must understand the gaps between the desired and actual state of patient safety.”

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Poor Communication and Teamwork from Surgeons Linked with Increased Likelihood of Malpractice Claims

May 15, 2018

CRICO partnered with Ariadne Labs of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, to study 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.  READ MORE >

A Contemporary Analysis of Medicolegal Issues in Obstetric Anesthesia Between 2005 and 2015

May 10, 2018

Researchers mine CBS for insights into contributing factors associated with malpractice claims where obstetric anesthesiology was the primary responsible service. READ MORE >

Study: Which Endoscopy Malpractice Claims End in Payment?

May 8, 2018

In a study of medical malpractice cases involving gastrointestinal endoscopies, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) was the procedure that most often resulted in payouts to plaintiffs.

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Malpractice Risk and Vulnerabilities Ambulatory Obstetrics and Gynecology Practice

May 1, 2018

Learning from potential mistakes—or from the patient’s perception of harm—can help to identify areas for improvement in patient care. READ MORE >

A Medicolegal Analysis of Malpractice Claims Involving Anesthesiologists in the Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Suite

May 1, 2018

In an analysis of gastrointestinal endoscopy-related claims, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) claims were more likely to result in malpractice payments compared to other procedures. READ MORE >

Patient Harm in Cataract Surgery: A Series of Adverse Events in Massachusetts

May 1, 2018

A series of adverse events (AEs) reported to the state of Massachusetts provides the opportunity to better understand when and how anesthesia-related patient harm may occur during cataract surgery. READ MORE >

Harvard Experts Release New Tools to Protect Patient Safety During Health System Mergers and Acquisitions

April 6, 2018

Ariadne Labs and CRICO/Risk Management Foundation of the Harvard Medical Institutions released a new set of patient safety tools that equip clinical leaders to uncover important safety considerations and mitigate potential harm before and after the affiliation occurs. READ MORE >

The Risks to Patient Safety From Health System Expansions

April 6, 2018

CRICO partnered with Ariadne Labs, a joint system for health systems innovation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard T.H.Chan School of Public Health, to analyze the patient safety risks for medical institutions undergoing substantial consolidation, including mergers, acquisitions, and service agreements. READ MORE >

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