CRICO Insights: May 2015


In Defense of the Jury System

Despite the variability of juries, it is the system we have, and for the most part it works well. Learn More


2015 Patient Safety Symposium| June 5, Boston*

We’re Putting Culture on Trial: examining its culpability in preventable adverse events, unsafe practices, and increasing the risk of malpractice allegations. View event page


Missing/Dismissing Signs and Symptoms

A 57-year-old male with a history of two MIs, sleep apnea, and hypertension was seen for jaw pain and chest tightness. Learn more


Diagnostic Dropped Ball: Lung Nodule

Was it poor communication or a poor results management system that contributed to a four-year delay in lung disease diagnosis? Learn more


Are You Complicating Your Consults?

Out of 1,162 CRICO cases asserted from 2010–14...


involved a breakdown of communication among providers (including “curbside consults”)



involved a failure or delay in obtaining a consult or referral

Streamline your consults...

Research has been published about this effort.Learn about the CRICO ED Training programOBs, CNMs and family practicitioners can complete an incentive programPDF version of Issue 14, from the AMC PSO Patient Safety Alert newsletter seriesI-PASS communication and training tools: read the research

Latest News from CRICO

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    The Patient Safety Adoption Framework: A Practical Framework to Bridge the Know-Do Gap

    CRICO Grants
    Many patient safety initiatives fail to be adopted and implemented, even when proven effective. This creates the well-recognized know-do gap—which occurs when health care workers know what should be done based on evidence vs. what takes place in practice. To address this issue, CRICO funded the development of a patient safety adoption framework and had it evaluated by leaders in quality and safety. The framework and its findings were published online in the Journal of Patient Safety in April 2023.

    Q&A: Three Experts on the SafeCare Study and Its Implications for Future Patient Safety Action

    CRICO Grants
    A new CRICO-funded study underscores the persistence of medical harm based on a review of patient records in 11 Massachusetts hospitals. With the SafeCare Study, researchers revisit the foundational Harvard Medical Practice Study I and II that used health records to identify adverse events in hospital care more than 30 years ago.

    The Safety of Inpatient Health Care

    CRICO Grants
    Funded by CRICO, ​​​"The Safety of Inpatient Health Care" study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on January 12, 2023, is an important follow up to the landmark Harvard Medical Practice Study, published in 1991.
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