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An Interest in What Went Wrong?
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Why do the mistakes that enable patient injuries reoccur?

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Saying “My Bad,” Breast Cancer Risks, and more…
By Alison Anderson, Katy Schuler, CRICO

October 2015 Insights newsletter. See the top 5 things you should know about CRICO's office relocation.

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Spine Surgery: Someone Should Have Said ‘Time Out’
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO and James Bayley, MD

This review of a closed malpractice claim shows the risks when communication before, during, and after a surgical complication goes awry.

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Patient Safety Playlist
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Songs that may remind and inspire you to keeping doing this important work.

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Dropped, Denied, & Dismissed Malpractice Cases
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Nearly 3 of every 4 cases “go away” after the initial investigation.

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Glenn Focht, MD
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

Using a philosophy of working locally to test improvements and then sharing lessons in “communities of learning,” Glenn Focht, MD and CMO of Pediatric Physician’s Organization at Children’s (PPOC), identifies and eliminates practice-specific gaps at Boston Children’s Hospital.

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Patient Safety and Your New Job
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Learning your job’s patient safety culture is an on-boarding task.

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Tackling Troubles
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

The NFL can learn from patient safety.

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TEDMED Speakers: How Ignoring Medical Errors is Costing Lives
By Jennifer Rose, CRICO

TEDMED 2014 speakers raise the cry for the medical profession to face the fact that medical errors will occur and it is time to admit and address this. Danielle Ofri, MD a physician and professor, singles out the “toxic culture of perfection” that residents and doctors face and how she believes is degrading the overall patient experience. Elizabeth Nabel, MD, president of Brigham & Women’s hospital, begs us to use humility with our knowledge. Patricia Horoho asks us to stop whispering about near misses and start fixing the system.

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Aha!
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

The organizations you work for or with share your obligation to turn an aha moment into a change for the better.

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