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    CBS Data in Peer-Review Publications 2020

    by Katy Schuler, MSc | 12/23/2020

    Part of our mission is to share insights learned from our national database of medical malpractice claims, the Comparative Benchmarking System (CBS). One way we achieve this is through authoring and supporting research for peer-review publications.

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    Predicting Case Outcomes: Medmal Analysis Turns to the Dollars

    by Tom Augello, CRICO | 09/22/2020

    It’s time for a spotlight on three factors in medical professional liability cases: a lack of a protocol or failure to follow one, patient assessment shortfalls, and documentation problems

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    “Patient Safety” Wasn’t in Anybody’s Job Title: An Exit Interview with Darrell Ranum

    by Tom Augello, CRICO | 04/30/2020

    When you have a perfect match between a person’s career arc and the movement he worked within, you have an ideal story for a podcast. I recently had the chance to interview 30-year patient safety veteran Darrell Ranum as he prepares to retire this year. He’s a Vice President for Risk Management and Patient Safety at one of the largest medical malpractice insurers in the nation, The Doctors Company.

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  • MedMal Case Frequency is Down

    by Gretchen Ruoff | 02/13/2019

    Overall MPL case frequency dropped 27 percent from 2007–2016, with an especially compelling trend for obstetrician-gynecologists. 

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    Signals from the Tip of the Iceberg

    by Katy Schuler and Gretchen Ruoff | 05/22/2018

    When organizations have low medical professional liability (MPL) case volume they often look to leverage broad, peer comparisons in order to see what lies beneath the surface and understand the not-so-unique issues driving risk.

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    CRICO Strategies Celebrates 20 years

    by Katy Schuler | 02/14/2018

    CRICO Strategies is thrilled to celebrate its 20th anniversary this year and to commemorate this milestone, we will share some of our favorite achievements with you throughout the year.

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  • A Thanks to Our CBS Community

    by Michael Oliver | 04/03/2017

    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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    How Malpractice Data can Improve Patient Safety

    by Missy Padoll | 05/11/2016

    On May 10th, Laura Landro of the Wall Street Journal wrote an article citing ways in which entities across the country are gaining insight to the cause of medical error through examination of “old” malpractice claims. She contacted CRICO as part of her research to ask if we had any similar practices or current efforts underway.

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  • IOM Calls to Leverage MPL Data...Do You?

    by Dana Siegal | 03/18/2016

    The recent Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report, Improving Diagnosis in Health Care, stresses the value of data from medical malpractice insurers and what can be learned from such datasets.

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  • Comparative MPL Data Available

    by Katharine Schuler | 10/24/2014

    Comparative data profiles from our medical malpractice database are now available to enhance research, presentations, and educational efforts.

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