Exploring the effects of poor communication in health care, this HIPAA Journal article cites data from CRICO’s med mal database. “Medical safety experts at CRICO Strategies [now Candello] investigated 23,000 medical malpractice lawsuits and found more than 7,000 of those lawsuits could be attributed to communication failures. Those communication failures resulted in $1.7 billion in malpractice costs and almost 2,000 preventable deaths,” reported HIPAA Journal. 

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Adler S. Effects of poor communication in healthcare. December 23, 2023. HIPAA Journal.

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