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2017

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Distracted Surgical Team, Lung Cancer Screening, & more
By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

InsightDecember 2017: Distracted Surgical Team, Lung Cancer Screening, and more

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Strategies for Patient Safety (SPS)

Each month, Strategies for Patient Safety explores the myriad ways 30-plus years of analyzing medical malpractice data can guide physicians and nurses practicing amidst today’s patient safety risks.

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Toward an Ideal Referral Process
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

A national effort to address a major concern. grant_icon

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Harvard Primary Care Sites Collaborate on Innovations in Patient Safety, Quality
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

For two years, The HMS Center for Primary Care partnered with CRICO, to “move the needle” in four areas of ambulatory care. A key success factor: funding so personnel from the 28 practices could meet off-site to collaborate with each other. Watch participants share how this project transformed their practices, and continues to fuel collaboration to prevent medical harm and promote care improvements.grant_icon

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Safety Culture and Risk Reliability in Health Care
By the AMC PSO

This white paper explores the dynamics of safety culture and organizational resilience.

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CRICO Podcasts Home

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

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ED Stuck on Wrong Diagnosis, Blamed the Patient?
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO, Carla Ford, MD

A 26-year-old male presented to the emergency department with burning chest pain. After two more visits within four days for the same complaint, he died at home from acute coronary thrombosis. Did the clinicians' frustration with the course of his condition lead them to blame the patient rather than reconsider their diagnosis?

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Patient Safety Alert Favorites, Colorectal Cancer Screening & more...
By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Insight November 2017: Favorite Patient Safety Alerts, Colorectal Cancer Screening, and more

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Catching Transitioning Patients Before They Fall (through the cracks)
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

Better clinical outcomes, lower cost: we’re talking about care transitions and a recently completed research project at Cambridge Health Alliance that identified a patient population that needs specialized help after a hospitalization. Our interview is with Dr. Richard Balaban, who led the care transition project, funded through a grant from CRICO.

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Where Things Go Wrong
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Everyone needs to prepare for medical errors.

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