CRICO Insights: April 2022


Illness Severity

Evidence that Structured Handoffs Work

Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital have demonstrated a link between patient handoff failures and malpractice cases. The most common lapses in handoffs were the failure to communicate the severity of the illness and a contingency plan. One such tool, I-PASS, explicitly addresses these areas:


Patient Summary


Action List


Situation Awareness and Contingency Planning


Synthesis by Receiver

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Criminal Prosecution of Health Care Providers Rare

CRICO responds to the risk of criminal prosecution of nurses and other health care workers in light of the recent case in Tennessee.

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2022 CRICO Grant Recipients

More than 57 CRICO-insured researchers will be principal investigators of projects being funded by CRICO in 2022. At the forefront of topics being studied are telemedicine, health care equity, and emergency medicine interventions.

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In Malpractice Claims Connected to Diagnosis, Nurses Are Accountable

A recent study, focused on claims that involve the diagnostic process, shines a light on nursing’s role in malpractice claims and preventing diagnostic error.

It’s all about the team...

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Frontline Stories of Data-informed Change

Just how do organizations (including CRICO) use medical malpractice data to improve patient safety? We gathered stories from our Candello members across the country.

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