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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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Part III: Harvard Joins IHI to Cut Referral Mistakes
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

According to estimates, as many as half of medical specialty referrals are not fully completed. In a study of medical malpractice cases asserted in the Harvard system between 2006 and 2015, 46 cases involved referral breakdowns, with an incurred cost of $11 million. The vast majority involved severe harm to the patient. Closing the Loop... is a guide to prevent this from continuing.

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How Residents Learn from their Mistakes
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

When things do go wrong, residents need reassurance that they are part of a team, not alone.

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Insights Newsletter Library

In the middle of each month, CRICO publishes a newsletter containing a top risk list,  and links to current content about claims or patient safety. Click the links below to view the detail of each issue.

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MD Burnout, Avoiding MedMal, and more
By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Insights June 2018: MD Burnout, Avoiding MedMal, and more

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Patient Safety Becoming a Family Affair
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

Experts: the need to pull families onto the patient safety team will only grow with ongoing trends of shorter hospital stays, and care moving into ambulatory sites and even into the patient’s home. Family caregivers will be a big part of safety at each stage.

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Exploring the “Allegation” of Medical Malpractice
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Diving into specifics helps guide remediation.

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Who Gets Sued, Who Knows About It, and more...
By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Insight May 2018: Who gets sued, who knows about it, and more

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What to Expect as a Defendant

Understand phrases such as personal financial exposure, burden of proof, pleadings and tribunal.

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