Jock Hoffman is the Senior Editor. He is responsible for producing CRICO's monthly Strategies for Patient Safety newsletter, with editorial oversight of patient safety web content, clinical guidelines, annual benchmarking reports and other corporate publications.
When a Procedure is Anything but Routine
More than half (56 percent) of the procedure-related cases in the Comparative Benchmarking System (CBS) studied, named a physician.
ED Malpractice Cases Aren’t Necessarily Dramatic
While today’s EDs are dealing with an ever-increasing volume of patients with a broadening array of “emergencies,” they are not becoming dramatically riskier from a patient-safety perspective.
Assessing the Impact of Hospital Mergers and Acquisitions on Safety Culture with Proactive Risk Assessments
Hospitals seeking to understand patient safety strengths and vulnerabilities in the context of mergers/acquisitions benefit more from a third-party perspective than from a limited internal process. CRICO’s Risk Assessment Unit has access to a rich body of work to help articulate identified factors and by which to frame improvement recommendations.
Getting to the Detail Devils
Understanding where to focus finite patient safety resources requires understanding the risk of harm at a detailed level.