CRICO Insights: December 2017
9 Key Steps to a Safer Referral System
CRICO and IHI/NPSF experts recently joined forces to develop a 9-step referral process for ambulatory care and recommendations to help close the patient safety gaps.
PCP orders a referral
PCP communicates referral to specialist
Referral reviewed and authorized
Specialist communicates plan to patient
Specialist communicates plan to PCP
PCP acknowledges receipt of plan
PCP communicates plan to patient/family
Device Vendors Distract Surgical Team
Following surgery for rectal prolapse—which involved a malfunctioning stapling device—a 53-year-old male experienced complications and required additional surgery. What went wrong?
Chronology of a Malpractice Case
Recently, I was looking through the CRICO website and came upon the Chronology of a Malpractice Case and realized that—for a corporation in the med-mal business—CRICO got it all wrong. Dr. Cronin gets it right...
ONLINE CME: MITIGATING RISKS IN PRIMARY CARE
Which patients need to be screened? How do you talk with patients about the uncertainties associated with lung cancer screening? Free Cat 1 CME on your schedule...
Harvard Primary Care Sites Collaborate on Innovations in Patient Safety, Quality
Efforts to “move the needle” to improve quality and prevent harm are paying off. Hear how clinicians transformed their practices...
Safety Culture and Risk Reliability in Health Care
“A personal commitment to making care safer is fostered by an environment that encourages curiosity about why errors occur. We are encouraged to be open about our errors and the system vulnerabilities we see. We feel comfortable speaking up, without fear of punishment.” Does this describe your work culture?
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