CRICO CRICO home

CRICO MDs ONLY: Register to access your facesheet, and more.

Informed Consent Basics

Through dialogue and discussion with you, your patients become more knowledgeable partners in medical decision-making and develop realistic expectations about the outcomes of medical intervention. Ideally, informed consent discussions build trust and reduce surprise and disappointment if complications or adverse events occur.

CONTINUE READING >

Narrow Diagnostic Focus and Removal of Infant's Healthy Kidney

A five-month-old infant underwent a right nephrectomy that turned out to be unnecessary because the pathological results of the kidney examination revealed only an infection that was responding to antibiotics.

CONTINUE READING >

data_other_med

How Do Diagnosis Errors Happen? New National Report Sheds Light

Diagnostic errors out-paced errors in obstetrics, and were costlier than surgical cases in the newest annual CRICO Benchmarking Report. In the five-year period studied, 57 percent of the diagnosis-related malpractice cases from across the country arose in the ambulatory setting.  By far, the diagnosis most commonly missed was cancer. And the benchmarking data indicate that improvements should zero in specifically on differential diagnosis, test interpretation, and follow-up of consults. This podcast features interviews with diagnosis experts and CRICO leadership.

CONTINUE READING >

Featured