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New Research Finds Electronic Medication Prescription Error Rate

June 30, 2011

MGH and Brigham and Women's study the impact of e-prescribing on preventing errors. The research was supported by a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and in part from the Harvard Risk Management Foundation

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Implementing the 2009 IOM Recommendations on Resident Physician Work Hours, Supervision, and Safety

June 21, 2011

In Research and Publication
Learn about the recommended new limits on resident physician work hours and workload, as well as increased supervision. READ MORE >

JAMA: Ambulatory, Inpatient Malpractice Rates are Similar

June 15, 2011

In Research and Publication
A study in the June 15 issue of Journal of the American Medical Association examines the number of malpractice claims for events in inpatient and outpatient settings that resulted in payments. READ MORE >

Malpractice Risk in Ambulatory Settings: An Increasing and Underrecognized Problem

June 15, 2011

In Research and Publication
If a group of physicians were asked to list the specialties of clinical medicine that carry the highest risk of malpractice, invariably the first responses would include obstetrics/gynecology, anesthesia, and various surgical specialties. READ MORE >

Emotionally Supporting Physicians Sued for Malpractice

June 7, 2011

CRICO Patient Safety Education Program Director, Jock Hoffman, blogs on KevinMD.com  about how to support a physician or nurse being sued for malpractice.

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