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CRICO Clinical Guidelines

In conjunction with clinical experts from Harvard-affiliated health care organizations, CRICO develops and maintains evidence-based decision support tools for physicians and nurses whose patient encounters align with high-severity malpractice risks.

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Breast Care Management Algorithm: Contents
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

CRICO has published the 2019 Breast Care Algorithm. Use the updated decision support tools to optimize breast care patient safety.

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Breast Cancer Diagnosis-related Case Data

From 2008–2017, there were 47 breast cancer diagnosis-related cases asserted. Find out what the data reveal about these cases.

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Breast Cancer Assessment

Periodic assessment of cancer risk is an essential aspect of breast-related health care. The CRICO Algorithm offers guidance on the key components of assessments for asymptomatic patients.

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Risk Management for Breast Care

The majority of CRICO’s failure to diagnose breast cancer cases involve a patient-detected mass, lump, or thickening. Whether or not you can confirm a mass, the patient presenting with a self-detected lump must be followed to conclusion. 

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Improving Breast Patient Safety: Algorithm Introduction

The CRICO Algorithm is designed to help providers of primary breast care appropriately use available diagnostic tools. The provider is expected to gather information such as family history, atypia on previous biopsy, thoracic radiation before age 30, and reproductive risk factors to determine if changes to normal screening, or a referral to high-risk counseling, is indicated.

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Breast Cancer Screening

View the CRICO guidelines, influenced by the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) for breast cancer detection, prevention and risk reduction. If you know a patient has a strong family history of breast cancer, or has presented with menarche before age 12, or other factors, this page helps you follow a prescribed treatment path that best matches her risk factors.

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Breast Pain

Follow these guidelines from the CRICO 2019 Breast Care Management Algorithm to determine next steps for patients complaining of breast pain.

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Changes: Breast Care Management Algorithm
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

What’s new in the 2019 CRICO Breast Care Management Algorithm: A Decision Support Tool? The latest version of the algorithm includes changes in risk management, risk assessment, patient management for routine screening, and the updated data for malpractice claims.

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