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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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Doctor’s Focus on Patient Safety an Eye Opener
By Brittany Esty, MD, Tom A. Augello, CRICO

This physician began thinking bigger: How do we see on larger scale? How do we improve the care we provide? Brittany Esty, MD, says her two-year experience in the HMS Patient Safety Fellowship gave her the greatest gift of all time: it taught her how to see.

 

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Radiology Didn't Know Risk Status Before Pt. Fall, Head Injury
By Adam Schaeffer, MD, Tom A. Augello, CRICO

In this closed Harvard malpractice case, a patient fell during a radiology study because her risk status wasn't communicated from the unit effectively. An "evergreen" patient safety risk if there ever was one. Hospitalist Adam Schaffer, MD, MPH, analyzes what went wrong and suggests some effective practices.

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Defendant Peer Resource Group
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO, Peter McCormack, CRICO

CRICO offers defendants the opportunity to meet with other current and previously sued medical professionals in the setting of a peer support program.

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Cracking the Code for Better Rapport Among Generations
By Missy Padoll, CRICO, Tom A. Augello, CRICO

Understanding “generation codes” gives clinicians insight into their patients’ and colleagues’ mindsets and provides a tool for building the rapport needed for a productive healthcare relationship.

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Primary Care Docs Try to Up Their Diagnosis Game
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

The idea of missing something, or finding out that follow up on a lab order or specialty consult fell through the cracks, can haunt providers. Nothing represents these concerns better than a claim from a patient or family that you failed to diagnose their cancer. A recent review of professional liability claims from across the United States shows that diagnosis-related claims account for a higher percentage of dollar costs than any other category.

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