CRICO Insights: August 2015

FAQs About Legal Issues

What should you say to a patient who is suing you? Do practice guidelines help or hurt the defense of a malpractice claim? CRICO answers these questions and more. Get answers


How Would You Manage This Patient?

A 53-year-old male saw his PCP for worsening heartburn and yet died of cardiac arrest the next day. How would you have saved the patient’s life? Take the quiz

Patient Falls

Our AMC PSO identifies contributing factors to patient falls and the potential solutions so you can mitigate the risk. Learn more


Should Midwife Have Sought an OB Consult?

Following a difficult vaginal delivery, the parents of a child with cerebral palsy claimed that the certified nurse midwife failed to recognize fetal distress. Learn more


$2 Million for Harvard Patient Safety Projects

This year, CRICO awarded $2 million in grants to fund 10 Harvard researchers who aim to reduce medical errors and harm to patients. (transcript available) Learn more


Top Final Diagnoses in ED Cases


Learn more about Emergency Department risks and solutions

Latest News from CRICO

Get all your medmal and patient safety news here.

    In the Wake of a New Report on Diagnostic Errors SIDM Invites Collaboration and Policy Action

    A new report by CRICO and Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute Center for Diagnostic Excellence provides the first national estimate of permanent morbidity and mortality resulting from diagnostic errors across all clinical settings. The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) works to raise awareness of the burden of diagnostic error as a major public health issue and calls for collaboration and policy action on the issue.

    Burden of Serious Harms from Diagnostic Error in the USA

    New analysis of national data by a multidisciplinary research team from the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute Center for Diagnostic Excellence and CRICO, found that across all clinical settings, an estimated 795,000 Americans die or are permanently disabled by diagnostic error each year.

    Diagnostic Errors Linked to Nearly 800,000 Deaths or Cases of Permanent Disability in U.S.

    CRICO in partnership with Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute Center for Diagnostic Excellence, conducted a study that indicates misdiagnosis of disease or other medical conditions leads to hundreds of thousands of deaths and permanent disabilities each year in the U.S.
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