In the article, “Patient Leaving without diagnosis?” CRICO Strategies program director Gretchen Ruoff, referenced data from the Strategies benchmarking study, Malpractice Risks in Emergency Medicine. She said, “We started out looking broadly at all cases with a primary allegation relating to emergency medicine, and found that almost 50% of ED cases involved a missed or delayed diagnosis.” Ruoff added, “The injuries in those cases were more severe than those resulting from other ED cases, thus resulting in higher payments.”
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STAT News requested exclusive rights to release the first feature article related to CRICO's 2015 Annual Benchmarking Report | Malpractice Risks in Communication Failures.
Health system mergers and affiliations pose potential sources of patient safety risk. This editorial published in the Journal of Onclology Practice, discusses how CRICO worked with Ariadne Labs to help provide a structure and a guide that would empower clinical leaders to be more actively involved in an oncology-related merger or affiliation.
This Becker's review highlights the CRICO Strategies 2015 Comparative Benchmarking Report on specific weaknesses in communication that may impact patient safety.
A Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center quality improvement project showed how a standardized tool (checklist) to promote team communication and clarification of discrepancies pre-procedure can contribute to prevention of errors.