CRICO Insights: January 2015


Does Following a Clinical Guideline Help in Court?

If health care providers use a clinical guideline when they evaluate a patient, and the patient has a bad outcome, are the providers legally free and clear? Learn more

Safer Care in the Office Setting

CRICO Safer Care modules are designed to help all members of a multidisciplinary team reduce the risk of patient harm in the course of diagnosis and treatment. Learn more

Ambulatory Risk Manager Grant Program

The CRICO community is pooling resources and wisdom to bring patient safety infrastructure to ambulatory care. Learn more


Young Man Dies from Flu After ED Discharge

An 18-year-old male was discharged from the ED, then readmitted within 12 hours with influenza, and died two days later from severe sepsis and multi-organ failure. Learn more


Social Media Ills Add to Intervention Needs

Increased focus on workplace behavior means that inappropriate Facebook postings or texts with sensitive information can threaten a doctor's professional life. Learn more

In-depth Analysis of
Diagnostic Error

We examine three broad phases in the diagnostic process: where problems arise, and the potential remedies.Learn more

2015 Patient Safety Symposium

Save the Date or Register:
Friday, June 5
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Revere Hotel,
200 Stuart St., Boston


How Diagnoses Can Go Awry

These are most common factors that prompted a malpractice claim or lawsuit after a diagnostic failure:

Learn more about the pitfalls of clinical judgment in diagnosis...

Latest News from CRICO

Get all your medmal and patient safety news here.

    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.

    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.
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