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

It’s not always clear who does what.

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General Informed Consent Guidelines for Institutions
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

These guidelines are based in part on opinions and advice of malpractice defense attorneys in Massachusetts. CRICO recognizes that institutions should continue to have the flexibility to respond to such recommendations in a manner that will least disrupt the orderly provision of health care at the facility.

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A First Place Mindset About Medical Error
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

The size of the problem isn’t what’s important.

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Was This Primary Care Provider Too Rushed?
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO, Carla Ford, MD, CRICO

The crux of the case is that a detailed history and physical exam were not performed, and so a broad differential was not considered.

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Team Care, Alert Fatigue Near Top of EMR Agenda: Dr. David Bates
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO, David Bates, MD, MSc

At a recent gathering of medical malpractice professionals in Boston, health information and international patient safety leader David Bates shared a vision of the next five years of health information and electronic medical records. 

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