CRICO Insights: November 2019

The Impact of Clinical Judgment Failures

When a case involves a clinical judgment failure, the patient is more likely to experience increased harm, the case is more likely to close with payment, and that payment is likely to be higher.


increased odds* of involving a high-severity injury


increased odds* to close with payment


increased odds* to close with payment $1M+

Find out more in Medical Malpractice in America.

*Compared to cases without a clinical judgment issue.


Safety in the ED: Improving the Care of Behavioral Health Patients

The AMC PSO task force assessed the risks that behavioral health patients—and their caregivers—may encounter in the ED, and offered recommendations for safer care. Get the report...


Hospitals Can Do Better Diagnosing Deadly Sepsis

Dr. Michael Filbin (MGH) found that “vague symptoms” are the strongest predictor of mortality in sepsis patients. Is there a practical way to intervene sooner?


Communication Issue Leads to Retained Foreign Body

Following successful surgery, the patient experienced pain which was ultimately diagnosed as being related to a catheter left behind eight months earlier. What went wrong?


Boston Children’s Hospital Fights Back Against Youth Vaping

Many clinicians don’t know yet how to recognize the symptoms of vaping-related illness. Find out what BCH is doing about it...


Risks in Surgery: Primary Allegations

What are the top three allegations in surgery cases and what can you do to strengthen your practice in these areas? Protect yourself and your patients...

Latest News from CRICO

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    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.

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    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.
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