CRICO Insights: February 2017

Top 5 Responsible Services Cited in Malpractice Cases


Surgery (includes General Surgery and Surgery Subspecialties)


Medicine (includes General Medicine and Medicine Subspecialties)






Emergency Medicine

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N=27,916 cases asserted 2011–2016. Source: Comparative Benchmarking System

CRICO WEBINAR | Feb 27 - one hour - starts at 12:15

Colorectal CA Screening: Current Recommendations

Each month, our webinar series Mitigating Diagnostic Risks in Primary Care addresses a common diagnostic challenge facing clinicians. Register now to get the latest advice and insights for PCPs...

What’s It Like to be Sued?

Four physicians open up about the process, their emotions, and the impact of the experience on their relationships with their patients. How do you cope?


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Device Vendors Distract Surgical Team

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Understanding “Standard of Care”

The key question about negligence is whether or not the provider failed to meet the “standard of care.” But how do we know what that standard is? Dr. Ford and attorney Reardon discuss...

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