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What a Medmal Suit Feels Like, and More

By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Related to: Claims, Communication, Electronic Health Records, Insight into Risks of Ambulatory Care, Other Specialties, Publications, Surgery

CRICO Insights: February 2020

CRICO’s Academic Medical Center Patient Safety Organization (AMC PSO) identified “Just Culture” actions that are important factors of a health care safety culture.

Five “Just” Ways to Foster a Collaborative Safety Culture

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Make a personal commitment to making care safer

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Foster a blame-free environment across ranks and disciplines that welcomes curiosity about why errors occur

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Encourage a risk-learning culture by reporting system vulnerabilities, as well as sharing your own near misses and errors

4.

Support organizational efforts that make you feel comfortable speaking up, without fear of punishment

5.

Examine the relevance of your practice’s current operational and safety practices and policies—advocate for any needed adjustments

Understanding where risk exists and responding fairly helps create psychologically safe environments supportive of error reporting. Read more...


 

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Physicians Needed for Malpractice
Tribunal Service

To proceed to trial, Massachusetts medical malpractice lawsuits must undergo review by a tribunal. CRICO encourages you to participate in this important part of the legal process. The courts need your help...

 

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Mistaken Assumptions After
Surgical Complication

A 60-year-old male with diabetes and prostate cancer lost vision in his right eye after extensive bleeding during surgery to remove his left kidney and adrenal gland. What went wrong?

 

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Chronology of a Malpractice Case

Dr. Claire Cronin explains the real process of a medmal case, and how CRICO gets it wrong. It starts with denial...


February 14, 2020
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