CRICO Strategies Reports on Malpractice Errors to Enhance Patient Safety
Aug 27, 2012
Emergency Medicine Malpractice allegations were cited in about four of every 100,000 Emergency Department (ED) visits in a recent study of more than 90 hospitals across the country by CRICO Strategies. Missed and delayed diagnoses—stemming from vulnerabilities throughout the process of care in the ED—were the most prevalent allegation, cited in 47 percent of the 1,304 cases that made up the study.
In addition to offering a deep exploration of diagnosis-related risks in the ED, the report highlights examples of health care organizations leveraging Strategies' coding and analytical process to develop interventions targeting their most critical risks.
View the 2011 Annual Benchmarking Report: Malpractice Risks in Emergency Medicine.
Read about all CRICO Strategies Comparative Benchmarking Reports.