CRICO Insights: October 2018

Breast Care Management: Quick Tips for PCPs

In observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, here are safer care tips specific to breast care management.

Presentation & Screening

Care Management

• Patient-detected Mass
• Patient Unsatisfied with a Negative Finding
• Significance of Early Detection
• Risk for Women <30
• Communication
• Test Results
• Follow Up
• Documentation


Tips from the Bench

Many physicians have appeared before retired Judge Zobel over his years on the bench. Now, he can share his observations and lessons learned. Get a judge’s tip for MD defendants...


MedMal Risks at the Front Line of Cancer Detection

Primary care clinicians who see patients ages 40–70 are at the front line of cancer detection and, thus, at risk of an allegation that they failed to make a timely cancer diagnosis. Can your squad stay safe?


Should I Use a Decision Support Tool?

During an appointment for a self-detected breast lump, a 34-year-old’s physical exam was noted as normal. The patient underwent a screening mammogram, but cancer wasn’t diagnosed until nine months later. What went wrong?


Patient Voice

Patient finds breast lump and after initial delay, is thrilled at subsequent treatment and support by clinical team. How care can go right after going wrong...

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.

    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.

    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.
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