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  • Surgeons Behaving Badly and What that Means for Malpractice and Patient Care

    by Janaka Lagoo MD, MPH | July 11, 2018

    For far too long, we’ve tolerated poor communication and lack of professionalism by surgeons toward fellow clinicians and even patients. At the extreme, surgeons have been known to yell, bully, or intimidate their clinical peers.

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    Signals from the Tip of the Iceberg

    by Katy Schuler and Gretchen Ruoff | May 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 | February 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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    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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  • 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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  • 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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    How Malpractice Data can Improve Patient Safety

    by Missy Padoll | May 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 | March 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 | October 24, 2014

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

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