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    The Art & Science of Provider-to-Patient Communication

    by Adam Schaffer, MD, MPH | June 14, 2017

    A recent book entitled, If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face? by actor Alan Alda (a.k.a. Hawkeye Pierce, MD) describes how essential it is for physicians to communicate clearly and compassionately with their patients.

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    Data-Driven Resources

    by Adam Schaffer, MD, MPH, CRICO | May 9, 2017

    Only a few data sources exist that enable patient safety officers and researchers to answer questions about the rates and types of medical malpractice claims.

     

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    Investing in Patient Safety

    by Missy Padoll, CRICO | April 17, 2017

    An article in today’s New York Time’s suggests that malpractice reform may be best served by an investment in patient safety. At CRICO, we have been following just this model for decades by offering grant awards to stimulate research and patient safety interventions intended to improve the quality and safety of patient care. There are several clear examples of how these interventions have made a distinct impact on improving patient safety, including the I-PASS Study Group; just awarded the John M. Eisenberg Award for Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality.

     

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  • A Thanks to Our CBS Community

    by Michael Oliver | April 3, 2017

    Thanks to the dedication of national CBS Community members to clinically code their medical malpractice claims data for inclusion in CBS, researchers are able to analyze this data set to gain insights into a rare, but serious complication.

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  • Patient Safety Awareness Week—Every Week

    by Jay Boulanger & Tom Augello, CRICO | March 13, 2017

    What does it really mean to have a “Patient Safety Awareness” Week? Does it mean anything on its own? Shouldn’t every week be a Patient Safety Awareness Week?

     

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  • CRICO’s 40th Anniversary: A Missing Piece

    by Missy Padoll | March 1, 2017

    When Jeffrey B. Cooper, PhD read our recent article published in the November/December 2016 issue of PSQH, he felt we had missed something important, so he wrote a letter to the editor.

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  • December 2016 Safety Salute | Our Doctors are Tops!

    by Tom A. Augello, CRICO | December 21, 2016

    December delivered a shiny spotlight in the form of Boston Magazine’s Top Doctors issue. Once again, hundreds of “our” physician insureds are on the search-able list.

     

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  • MDs in the Courtroom: Change and Constancy

    by Tom A. Augello, CRICO | December 9, 2016

    Is the legal environment for medical malpractice ripe for change?

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  • October 2016 Safety Salute | Cambridge Health Alliance: The Impact of Compassion

    by Missy Padoll | October 6, 2016

    Working for a medical malpractice insurer, we hear many accounts of things gone wrong. Because, sadly, things do go wrong - for so very many reasons. But this incredibly personal and tragic story is actually more about everything that was done right along the way, to its unfortunate ending. 

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    Suicide Prevention: Samaritans in Boston

    by Ron White, LICSW, Samaritans | September 22, 2016

    Samaritans, Inc. the oldest and largest suicide prevention service in Massachusetts in the fight against suicide prevention. If our history has taught us anything, it is that suicide prevention involves a community. Show your support alongside CRICO at the Samaritans 5K Run/Walk on October 1st.

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