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Clinical Judgment, Courtroom Misconceptions, and more…

By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Related to: Claims, Diagnosis, Emergency Medicine, Primary Care, Publications

CRICO Insights: April 2017

Five facts about communication errors in
General Medicine MPL cases...
involved a high-severity injury to the patient
involved a diagnostic error
involved miscommunication among providers re: patient’s condition
involved poor documentation of clinical findings
involved poor patient education re: risks of medications
Read the Becker’s Hospital Review brief, or the full story from CRICO.

N=951 cases asserted 2009–2013 where communication failures contributed to patient harm.
Source: CBS


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Reducing Risk for Medical Malpractice:
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podcast on cultureAvoiding EHR Risks in the ED

The unique workflows and potential for high-severity patient injury in the ED require safety interventions tailored to the setting. Harvard’s EM leaders convened for this report...

April 18, 2017
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