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What’s My Risk Library
By Lisa D. Ellis, Jock Hoffman

What’s My Risk Library

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Harvard Hospitals Turn to Trusted Friend to Find Vulnerabilities
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

Understanding its own risks and patient care vulnerabilities is vital to a health organization, but gaining that understanding is hard. Hospital leaders in the Harvard system are enthusiastic about outside risk assessments from CRICO, because the recommendations that come out are tangible, with no punitive component.

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At the End of Information Blocking, an Opening for Patient Safety
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Opening your notes offers the potential to enhance patient safety by linking clinicians and patients between visits–times when ambulatory vulnerabilities often compound.

 

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Risks in Emergency Medicine: Contributing Factors
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Deep analysis of more than a decade of medical professional liability (MPL) cases reveals that those involving Emergency Medicine clinicians are most commonly related to missed or delayed diagnoses.

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More Recently Asked Questions
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Queries about malpractice and patient safety.

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Recently Asked Questions
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Clinicians express concerns about malpractice and patient safety.

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Neurosurgery and Medical Malpractice Risk
By Adam Schaffer, MD and Carlos Yugar, CRICO

Neurosurgery malpractice cases are responsible for not only some of the largest indemnity payments, but also significant mental health tolls. Learn how data-driven patient safety interventions have already helped.

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Risks in Radiology: Contributing Factors
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Deep analysis of more than a decade of medical professional liability (MPL) cases reveals that those involving radiologists are most commonly related to missed or delayed diagnoses, in particular, cancer, fractures, and post-procedure complications.

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Risks in Obstetrical Care: Contributing Factors
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Deep analysis of more than a decade of MPL cases reveals that those involving obstetrical care clinicians are most commonly related to labor and delivery, especially the second stage of labor when clinical assessments and delivery decisions are most critical.

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Reducing the Occurrence of Malpractice Cases Involving Inadequate Patient Assessment
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

While standardization—even automation—may be attractive, interventions to reduce errors during these critical initial stages of diagnostic assessment need to support the heuristics and mental shortcuts clinicians rely on to be effective and efficient.

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