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Risks in General Medicine: Primary Allegations
By Lisa D. Ellis

As a physician, your goal is to deliver the safest, most high-quality care possible for your patients. Yet in the fast-paced delivery of health care, sometimes things don’t go as planned. By learning the primary allegations against physicians practicing general medicine it may help you avoid underlying risks which pose the greatest threat of malpractice.



Bringing Malpractice Data to Bear on the Challenge of Diagnostic Errors
By Adam Schaffer, MD, MPH, CRICO

An article recently published in the journal Diagnosis, using data from CRICO Strategies’ Comparative Benchmarking System, seeks to tackle the problem of diagnostic errors by describing those conditions that clinicians are missing.


Risks in General Medicine: Contributing Factors
By Lisa D. Ellis

Every interaction with a patient is prone to risk. Leverage CBS data to identify risks which resonate, and apply a process by which you can mitigate those risks by addressing specific problems.


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.


HMS Masters in Healthcare Quality and Safety
By CRICO staff

Risk and Evidence-based Intervention Course



What to Expect as a Defendant

Understand phrases such as personal financial exposure, burden of proof, pleadings and tribunal.


Patient Safety Discussion Toolkit for System Expansion
By Ariadne Labs in partnership with CRICO/Risk Management Foundation of the Harvard Medical Institutions

The Patient Safety Discussion Toolkit for System Expansion has been developed by Ariadne Labs in partnership with CRICO, for use by physicians during the pre-affiliation phase of a merger, acquisition, or affiliation of two organizations that provide clinical care. This discussion toolkit can help clinical leaders identify differences in clinical practice, resources, and culture that are most likely to affect patient safety. grant_icon


Insight: Best Practices in Referral Communication
By Jennie Wright, RN, CRICO

Processes to promote ongoing communication between referring physicians and specialists are essential to providing high quality and safe patient care. To date, maintenance efforts have tended to be provider-specific rather than process based.


Stand United for Patient Safety
By Missy Padoll, CRICO

At CRICO, we Wear Purple for Patient Safety to show our support. Download a poster as an easy way to celebrate at your organization.


Covering our Volunteers
By Melissa Kemp, CRICO

If you are a member of the Harvard medical community who has registered with the MA Responds program to volunteer in a declared public health emergency, you may have wondered if you are covered by your CRICO professional liability policies. The good news is that generally you are covered! The only caveat is that some of you need to obtain certain written authorizations from your sponsoring institution.

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