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    Medical Malpractice in the Time of COVID-19

    by Adam Schaffer, MD, MPH | 03/23/2020

    Under normal circumstances, medical malpractice is a significant concern for physicians. We know this concern influences physician behavior. As a result of COVID-19, hospitalists, emergency medicine physicians, critical care physicians, nurses, and many other clinicians are currently in a period that is anything but normal.

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

    by Janaka Lagoo MD, MPH | 07/11/2018

    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 | 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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    The Art & Science of Provider-to-Patient Communication

    by Adam Schaffer, MD, MPH | 06/14/2017

    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 | 05/09/2017

    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 | 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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  • MDs in the Courtroom: Change and Constancy

    by Tom A. Augello, CRICO | 12/09/2016

    Is the legal environment for medical malpractice ripe for change?

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    How Malpractice Data can Improve Patient Safety

    by Missy Padoll | 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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