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Clinical Research Presentations

To support researchers, authors, and patient safety leaders, CRICO makes available (below) a set of data profiles related to some of the highest risk areas for medical malpractice vulnerability.

These data profiles are a product of CRICO’s Comparative Benchmarking System (CBS), which contains nearly 400,000 medical malpractice cases. These cases originate from captive and commercial insurers, and include a variety of academic medical centers and community hospitals.

Accessing Our CBS Research Presentations

The following data profiles are available for professional use in research, publications, and presentations. This data, through the application of our proprietary coding taxonomy, provides insights into key patient safety vulnerabilities and informs strategies to mitigate clinical risks.

We ask that you 1) complete the short access form below with your intended use, and 2) include the required attribution statement provided in the opening slide of each set for every instance of data reproduction. Each pdf slide deck contains a series of charts and summary information including such elements as:

  • responsible service
  • major allegations
  • clinical severity
  • final diagnoses
  • contributing factors
  • topic-specific details


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CBS Data Access Form

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Full access to our CBS database is by membership only. However, to support CRICO’s mission to advance the national patient safety movement, anyone can now access selected slides from the CBS “National Landscape” for insight into key risk areas and to support research on patient safety interventions. Use the form on this page to submit your request to obtain CBS data for research purposes. Please note: researchers using CBS data must provide proof of leadership notification from their organization.

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