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Elderly Patients Pose a Disproportionate Malpractice Risk
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

When care dips below the acceptable standard, then adverse events among older patients accelerate the risk of malpractice allegations. If the current staffing shortages persist while America’s population continues to age, then we are likely to see more claims and lawsuits involving elderly patients.

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Medical Malpractice Webinar, OR Fire Guidelines, Mental Health Awareness Month and More
By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Insights May 2022. Medical Malpractice Webinar, OR Fire Guidelines, Mental Health Awareness Month and More.

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When Virtual Isn’t Good Enough, And Patients Refuse to Come In
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

Find out how to respond when patients decline recommendations around virtual care. The AMC PSO patient safety alert, called Informed Patient Refusal in Virtual Care, includes a review of likely malpractice allegations and contributing factors. Safety Net interviews one of the co-authors, Dr. Adrienne Allen, Senior Director of Quality, Safety and Sustainability at North Shore Physicians Group Mass General Brigham Salem.

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Lahey RAP Testimonial
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

CRICO’s risk assessment unit is heralded as a positive, helpful partner who helps lead organizations to impactful patient safety changes via clearly defined actions.

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Icing the Patient Safety Movement
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

The RaDonda Vaught case has sent ripples through the health care industry, fomenting fear among all clinicians that making a mistake at work could land oneself in jail. There is, however, no indication that that result was intentional, or that Vaught was impaired or performing duties beyond her license as a registered nurse.

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Criminal Prosecution of Clinicians, CRICO Grant Recipients Announced, and More
By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Insights April 2022. Structured Handoffs, Legal news, Grant Recipients and More.

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Cardiac Event Mismanaged in ED
By Jennifer Clair MacCready, CRICO, Tom A. Augello, CRICO

An otherwise healthy 50-year-old woman presented to the Emergency Department with atypical chest pain. Discharge and death the next morning followed.

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CRICO Grant Spotlight: Using Artifical Intelligence to Reduce Missed Diagnoses

Through a CRICO grant-funded project Artificial Intelligence to Enhance a Cognitive Aid for Identifying Patients at Risk of Missed Diagnosis, Mitchell Feldman, MD, and Kavishwar Wagholikar, MD, PhD, developed and evaluated a cognitive aid for clinicians to identify patients at risk of a missed or delayed diagnosis. grant_icon

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In Malpractice Claims Connected to Diagnosis, Nurses Are Accountable
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

A new study shines light on nursing’s role in malpractice claims and preventing diagnostic error.  In 62 percent of the cases that involved a communication problem among providers, the patient died.

 

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Fixing Today’s Patient Safety Problem
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Understanding where one adverse event fits into the bigger picture is essential for an efficient and effective response.

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