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January 2, 2019 Nurses Are Key in Preventing Deadly Diagnostic Errors in Cardiovascular Diseases
December 19, 2018 Clear Communication: Always Key to Quality Care
November 7, 2018 Machine-Learning System Could Aid Critical Decisions in Sepsis Care

Funded in part by CRICO, this study enabled researchers from MGH and MIT to develop a predictive model to help guide clinicians in deciding when to give potentially life-saving sepsis treatment to patients being treated in the emergency room (ER).

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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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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 >

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 >

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