CRICO Insights: December 2021

Our Most Popular Patient Safety Content in 2021

Here are a few examples of what piqued your interest over the past pandemic year.


OB Guideline 15: Assessment and Monitoring in Labor and Delivery


CRICO Operating Room Team Training Collaborative: Closed Loop Communication


Documentation Dos and Don’ts


10-fold Dose Error Transferred with Patient, Death Results [Case Study]


Informed Consent Basics


Woman’s Stroke Progressed in ED Without Intervention

Our latest episode of Med Mal Insider examines the case of an 83-year-old woman with a history of multiple stroke risk factors who was brought to the Emergency Department by her daughter. CRICO's VP of Advanced Data Analytics Jonathan Einbinder, MD, weighs in on this missed stroke evaluation and what steps can be taken to avoid similar mistakes. How can we make the ED safer?


Unacknowledged PSA Test Result Delays Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

Two years after an elevated PSA test result went unaddressed for a 57-year-old patient, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. What went wrong?


Illuminating Value: CRICO's Carl Kallenberg Shares the Benefits of Candello Data

CRICO’s Vice President of Claims Carl Kallenberg explains how Candello’s resources help to pull the focus away from memory and intuition towards a more analytical and data-oriented approach when it comes to the lifecycle of medical malpractice claims. Watch the video...


Patient Safety and “Off-hours” Clinical Care

The need for patient safety doesn’t end when the majority of clinical staff go home for the day, and new risks can arise during these “off-hours.” Adam Schaffer, MD, MPH, CRICO's Senior Clinical Analytics Specialist, dives into the data in our latest blog. How can we ensure patients are safe at all times?

Latest News from CRICO

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    Q&A: Three Experts on the SafeCare Study and Its Implications for Future Patient Safety Action

    CRICO Grants
    A new CRICO-funded study underscores the persistence of medical harm based on a review of patient records in 11 Massachusetts hospitals. With the SafeCare Study, researchers revisit the foundational Harvard Medical Practice Study I and II that used health records to identify adverse events in hospital care more than 30 years ago.

    The Safety of Inpatient Health Care

    CRICO Grants
    Funded by CRICO, ​​​"The Safety of Inpatient Health Care" study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on January 12, 2023, is an important follow up to the landmark Harvard Medical Practice Study, published in 1991.

    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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