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Understanding “Standard of Care” A Doctor and a Lawyer Share from the Medmal Front Lines
By Carla Ford, MD, John Reardon, JD, Tom Augello, CRICO

For many in the medical profession, some of the basics of law and malpractice claims are a little mysterious. The key question about negligence is whether or not the provider failed to meet the “standard of care.” But how do we know what the standard of care is? We hear from a lawyer and and a doctor about what they’ve learned working in the world of medical errors and malpractice law.

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No Review of Test Result, and
Girl Suffers Wrong Dx for Years
By Kathy Dwyer, MSN, RN, CRICO, Terese Berry, MD, CRICO, Tom A. Augello, CRICO

An 8-year old girl was treated over three years for a condition she never had. Multiple providers missed a test result that showed she had celiac disease, so it went untreated and she suffered. The resulting lawsuit resulted in a settlement against two of her doctors. This case study not only reviews the facts, but it also features suggestions from an expert reviewer on how to prevent similar mistakes managing test results.

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Electronic Health Record Risks in the Emergency Department

The AMC PSO convened a panel of Emergency Medicine thought leaders to identify significant areas of concern and to explore potential mitigation strategies for use of electronic health record risks in the Emergency Department

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Resources for Presenters

The CRICO Are You Safe? case studies contain information that you can access in different formats: web pages, one page handouts, and a slideshow version with additional data included.

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Uncle Sam, Please Pass the Family History
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

An assessment without family history is an incomplete assessment.

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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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Distraction, Poor Planning for OB Patient
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO, Thomas Beatty, MD

Language barrier, distraction, and lack of planning contributed to a delay in treating fetal distress. In this case study, a baby is born with deficits, and the settlement against an OB is over $1 million.

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Residents, OR Teamwork, Empathy, and more...
By Alison Anderson, CRICO, Missy Padoll, CRICO

Insights July 2016: Residents, OR Teamwork, Empathy, and more...

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Rosie’s Story
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO, Dana Siegal, CRICO

Data without a story may not hold your audience’s attention.

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