CRICO Insights: January 2019

Top 5 Insights Articles from 2018


NP Misses Fatal Illness on Phone with Patient’s Dad


Are You Complicating Your Consults?


ED, Stuck on Wrong Diagnosis, Blamed the Patient


Imagining an EHR that Reduces Clinician Burnout


Doctors Lose Their Own Malpractice Case


Coping with Emotional Demands

Many defendants cite being sued as one of the most stressful event in their lives. The fact that much of the legal process is unfamiliar and out of your control further exacerbates the emotional impact. Learn more about our defendant support.


Mitigating Wrong Level Spine Surgery

What can lead to performance of surgery at the wrong spine level? What can clinicians do to reduce the risk of this happening to their patients? The Spine Surgery Task Force tackled these questions.


Key Areas in Safety and Risk Outside the Hospital

Renowned patient safety researcher—and practicing PCP—David W. Bates, MD, MSc, explores what we do and don’t know about risk in the outpatient setting. Spoiler: EHRs both help and hinder


Wrong Rod Inserted During Surgery

Complications from the patient’s second surgery exposed a mistake in a prior surgery, leading to a settlement against the first surgeon. What went wrong?

Latest News from CRICO

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    Utilization of Electronic Health Record Sex and Gender Demographic Fields: A Metadata and Mixed Methods Analysis

    CRICO Grants
    This CRICO co-funded retroactive study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association analyzed the records of patients 18 years of age or older in the Mass General Brigham health system with a first Legal Sex entry (registration requirement) between 2018 and 2022. The study was important because "Sex and gender demographic data are widely viewed as essential to providing culturally responsive gender affirming care and facilitating research and public health interventions."
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    Ambulatory Safety Nets: Protecting Providers and Promoting Safety with Systems to Reduce Delayed Cancer Diagnoses

    CRICO Grants
    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.

    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.
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