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Case studies and interviews are aligned with clinical specialties and high risk areas identified in the Harvard system.

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For This Patient, Opioids for Pain Resulted in Suicide, Court Settlement
By Barbara Szeidler, RN, BS, LNC, CPHQ, CPPS, CRICO, Tom A. Augello, CRICO

The patient had a history of suicidality when her psychiatrist referred her to a sleep specialist. Three weeks after the second doctor increased her oxycodone dose to treat restless leg syndrome, the patient used the drug to kill herself.

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Malpractice Risks Associated with Electronic Health Records
By Penny Greenberg, MS, RN, CPPS, CRICO and Gretchen Ruoff, MPH, CPHRM, CRICO

Read this study about whether or not EHR use has unintended consequences that detract from the safety of health care.

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An In-depth Analysis of Medication-related Malpractice Cases
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

2016 CBS Benchmarking Report

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Cancer Diagnosis, Doctors in the Courtroom, and more…
By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Insight March 2017:  Cancer Diagnosis, Doctors in the Courtroom, and more

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Culture Helped, Hurt in this Dosage Error
By Barbara Szeidler, RN, BS, LNC, CPHQ, CPPS, CRICO
Tom A. Augello, CRICO

In this case, an 8-year-old girl experienced a tenfold dosing error of clotting factor, requiring admission and observation due to increased risk of stroke. It could be said that the culture at this hospital both contributed to the error, and contributed to a good response by staff.

 

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Medication Administration in the Ambulatory Setting

The AMC PSO convened a panel of nursing leaders to review risks in the medication delivery processes in the ambulatory setting and discuss potential interventions aimed at mitigating the risks associated with medication administration.

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MedMal Defendants, Prostate Cancer Screening, and more...
By Alison Anderson, CRICO, Missy Padoll, CRICO, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Insights December 2016: MedMal Defendants, Prostate CA Screening, and more...

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Opioids, Jurors, Doctors in Court, and more...
By Alison Anderson, CRICO, Missy Padoll, CRICO, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Insights November 2016: Opioids, Jurors, Doctors in Court, and more...

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Starting Points for Patient Safety
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Patient Safety: Benchmark before improving. Learn how.

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