CRICO Insights: December 2015

Top 5 Dec2015

Curbside Consults: An Attorney’s Take

Curbside consultations should be kept off the record if they are purely informal. Be clear about your relationship to the patient—or lack thereof.Learn more

Earn CME with our Guidelines

Quiz yourself on our Breast Care Management and/or Colorectal Cancer decision support tools.*
Get your RM CME: Breast Cancer & Colorectal Cancer


Complication & Lack of Empathy Trigger a Lawsuit

The patient sustained an injury to his inferior vena cava and sued his surgeon. He felt that the surgeon lacked empathy and didn’t explain enough before or after the surgery.What happened?


Clinicians are Far from Alone During a Lawsuit

Preparation for the deposition and trial testimony can be paramount in a successful defense.Learn more


How Long Does It Take?


Log in to learn more about being a CRICO defendant.

* CRICO/Risk Management Foundation of the Harvard Medical Institutions, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This activity is designed to be suitable for Risk Management study in Massachusetts.

Latest News from CRICO

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    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.

    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.
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