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Case studies and interviews are aligned with clinical specialties and high risk areas identified in the Harvard system.

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Doctors Lose Their Own Malpractice Case
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

The defendant’s role in a successful defense against a claim of malpractice is critical, but it isn’t easy. Clinician have to be able to follow advice from lawyers, cope with their own emotions, which often include anger or fear, and project competence and likability to potential jurors. These things—none of which are taught in medical school—can be a challenge to a medical professional. Sometimes malpractice cases have to be settled because the defendant clinician cannot adapt to the legal system.

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Malpractice Risks at the Front Line of Cancer Detection
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Most cases involve the most common cancers.

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Case Study, Surgeon Culture, and more
By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Insights July 2018: Case Study, Surgeon Culture, and more

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Part III: Harvard Joins IHI to Cut Referral Mistakes
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

According to estimates, as many as half of medical specialty referrals are not fully completed. In a study of medical malpractice cases asserted in the Harvard system between 2006 and 2015, 46 cases involved referral breakdowns, with an incurred cost of $11 million. The vast majority involved severe harm to the patient. Closing the Loop... is a guide to prevent this from continuing.

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How Residents Learn from their Mistakes
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

When things do go wrong, residents need reassurance that they are part of a team, not alone.

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Insights Newsletter Library

In the middle of each month, CRICO publishes a newsletter containing a top risk list,  and links to current content about claims or patient safety. Click the links below to view the detail of each issue.

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MD Burnout, Avoiding MedMal, and more
By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Insights June 2018: MD Burnout, Avoiding MedMal, and more

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Patient Safety Becoming a Family Affair
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

Experts: the need to pull families onto the patient safety team will only grow with ongoing trends of shorter hospital stays, and care moving into ambulatory sites and even into the patient’s home. Family caregivers will be a big part of safety at each stage.

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