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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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Prostate Perils in Primary Care: Roadmap from an Expert
By Marc B. Garnick, MD

For primary care physicians wanting to better manage the risks around prostate care, Prostate Cancer Screening and Beyond: Genetics, Prevention and Therapy fit the bill. It’s a presentation from internationally renowned prostate expert Marc Garnick, from a day-long course on patient safety and risk management in primary care in October 2018 in Boston. Learn how PSA issues are a leading cause of cancer malpractice claims—and getting worse. Dr. Garnick shares the clinical insights behind the fact that physicians, NPs and institutions are all named as defendants in legal actions by patients.

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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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Some Good News about Medical Malpractice in America
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Patient safety is paying off.

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CRICO Insights: February 2019
By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Insight February 2019: MedMal Down, Cardiac Up, and more

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What’s Up with Cardiac Malpractice Cases?
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

A rise in cardiology malpractice cases goes against general malpractice trends across specialties that show significant declines. Most of the errors in outpatient cardiac cases involve failures in the diagnostic process. Diagnosis errors bedeviled providers in the inpatient setting as well.

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Fixing Broken Guitars
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Small problems can have big repercussions.

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Surgical Mishap, Outpatient Safety, and more
By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Jennifer Rose, CRICO

Insight January 2019: Surgical Mishap, Outpatient Safety, and more

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Coping with Emotional Demands

A malpractice suit can be draining and you still have to worry about your current patients’ care. Make sure you are coping with the stress surrounding this unfortunate event as well as you possibly can.

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Update on Best Medical Practices: Key Areas in Safety and Risk Outside the Hospital
By David W. Bates, MD, MSc

We have learned a lot about risks in inpatient care, but there is still lots to learn about safety outside the hospital.

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