CRICO Insights: January 2016


Dropped, Denied, & Dismissed Malpractice Cases

Analysis of CRICO’s CBS database indicates that 72 percent of 46,000 medical malpractice cases analyzed were dropped, denied, or dismissed without a trial or settlement. Learn more

Algorithm Addresses Increased Maternal Risk

Recognizing and treating early indicators of postpartum maternal complications may prevent or reduce the severity of these situations. Learn more


Misread X-ray of Pneumonia Patient

An urgent care clinician diagnosed a viral URI; later, a radiologist identified pneumonia. Clinic staff contacted the patient, but he died before he could get to the ED. What happened?


Risk Status Changed, But Monitoring Did Not

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

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    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.

    Ambulatory Safety Nets: Protecting Providers and Promoting Safety with Systems to Reduce Delayed Cancer Diagnoses

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    Ambulatory safety nets (ASNs) are person-centered programs that provide a highly reliable backup system for following up on abnormal test results when the standard follow-up process fails. Co-authored by CRICO’s Pat Folcarelli RN, MA, PhD, and Luke Sato, MD, this article about ASNs was featured in Inside Medical liability Online.
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