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CRICO’s Are You Safe? Case Studies

These case studies are designed to help all members of a multidisciplinary team reduce the risk of patient harm in the course and diagnosis and treatment. Office-based events that trigger malpractice cases present valuable opportunities to identify vulnerabilities in communication, clinical judgment, and patient care systems.

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Are You Safe? Library

Are You Safe? cases are available as double-sided single sheets or slideshows that you can use to discuss improving patient safety in the office setting. This page lists all items by topic. Click through to see how you can earn category 2 Risk Management credits.

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‘Grass Roots’ Research Sprouts From Harvard Medmal Data
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

In 2016, CRICO hosted a “Research Day” to highlight more than 17 past and current projects supported through the insurer’s grant program via RFAs. This event facilitated the cross-fertilization of ideas and feedback across its patient safety research community.grant_icon

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Starting Points for Patient Safety
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Patient Safety: Benchmark before improving. Learn how.

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Clinician Burnout, Patient Safety Research, & more...
By Alison Anderson, CRICO, Missy Padoll, CRICO, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Insights September 2016: Clinician burnout, patient safety research, disclosure guidelines, and more...

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Missing an MI When Symptoms Didn't Match Diagnosis
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO, Lisa Heard, MSN, RN, CGRN, CPPHQ, CRICO Carla Ford, MD, CRICO

A presumptive diagnosis during an office visit kept the doctor from broadening the differential to include a much more serious condition. Commentator Carla Ford, MD says, “These are the kinds of situations that our primary care providers and urgent care providers are faced with all the time.”

 

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A Patient Safety Survey Course
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

What do you want to learn more about?

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MedMal Claim FAQs, Physician Health, and more...
By Alison Anderson, CRICO, Missy Padoll, CRICO, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Insights August 2016: MedMal Claim FAQs, Physician Health, and more...

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Who’s Who in Health Care?
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

It’s not always clear who does what.

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National MedMal Huddle Looks at Communication Errors/Solutions
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

Nearly 3 in 10 medical malpractice cases have identifiable problems with communication, according to a report by CRICO, the malpractice insurer for the Harvard medical institutions. Proven solutions highlighted a national gathering of patient safety leaders in Boston.

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