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

What’s My Risk Library

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CRICO Grant Spotlight: Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Among Women 40–49 in Primary Care

Through a CRICO grant-funded project, Mara Schonberg, MD, MPH, sought to learn if providing women age 40–49 with information about their risk of breast cancer is useful to them when deciding on breast cancer screening and prevention interventions. Participants completed a pre-test, received their personalized breast cancer risk report, saw their primary care clinician, and completed a post-test.grant_icon

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Lahey RAP Testimonial
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

CRICO’s risk assessment unit is heralded as a positive, helpful partner who helps lead organizations to impactful patient safety changes via clearly defined actions.

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Malpractice Case Studies Aren’t Just Somebody Else’s Troubles
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

For sustained learning, nothing takes the “numb” out of numbers like a poignant story. Visit our case studies and learn how to prevent malpractice mistakes.

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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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