The following is a selected list of content from the CRICO website that offers an overview of the work undertaken by CRICO and similar organizations. For additional content, visit the CRICO home page (www.rmf.harvard.edu)
Malpractice case studies
About the AMC PSO
Patient Safety Alerts
Malpractice Data Reports
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the AMC PSO?
- Is an apology after an adverse event treated as an admission of negligence?
- Are residents, fellows, and medical students exempt from malpractice claims?
- Do practice guidelines help or hurt the defense of a malpractice claim?
- How should I decide what to disclose in the consent process?
- What should I do if a patient refuses testing needed to rule out life-threatening conditions?
- What should be stated or written if the standard of previous care is questioned?
CRICO Grant Spotlight: A Verbal Electronic Surgical Safety Checklist for the Intensive Care Unit
This CRICO grant-funded project showed that an electronic checklist could accurately verbalize information needed for a SICU time-out and could deliver objective information from the EHR at the point of care.
CRICO Grant Spotlight: Using Artifical Intelligence to Reduce Missed Diagnoses
Through a CRICO grant-funded project Artificial Intelligence to Enhance a Cognitive Aid for Identifying Patients at Risk of Missed Diagnosis, Mitchell Feldman, MD, and Kavishwar Wagholikar, MD, PhD, developed and evaluated a cognitive aid for clinicians to identify patients at risk of a missed or delayed diagnosis.
CRICO Grant Spotlight: Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Among Women 40–49 in Primary Care
Through a CRICO grant-funded project, Mara Schonberg, MD, MPH, sought to learn if providing women age 40-49 with information about their risk of breast cancer is useful to them when deciding on breast cancer screening and prevention interventions. Participants completed a pre-test, received their personalized breast cancer risk report, saw their primary care clinician, and completed a post-test.
Risks in Surgery: Contributing Factors
Every interaction with a patient is prone to risk. Leverage Candello Data to identify risks which resonate, and apply a process by which you can mitigate those risks by addressing specific problems.