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+

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*Compared to cases without a clinical judgment issue.


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