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February 16, 2021 Defining Best Practices for Interhospital Transfers

Interhospital transfers (IHT) are important yet recognized as high-risk transitions in care. This study was funded by CRICO to help define the best practice principles for IHTs and identify improvement opportunities.

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February 12, 2021 The MPL Association Appoints Mark Reynolds, CRICO President and CEO, A Board Officers

CRICO President and CEO Mark E. Reynolds has been named as a board member of the Medical Practice Liability Association.

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November 16, 2020 Development and Validation of a Deep Learning Model for Detection of Allergic Reactions Using Safety Event Reports Across Hospitals

This study, funded by CRICO grants, utilized a deep learning algorithm to identify instances of allergic reactions in the free-text electronic narratives of hospital safety reports.

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CRICO Strategies Reports on Malpractice Errors to Enhance Patient Safety

  • August 27, 2012

By combining identified risk areas with proven safety solutions, CRICO Strategies' Malpractice Risks in Emergency Medicine benchmarking report provides a roadmap to organizations seeking to improve emergency care for their patients, while reducing risks and potential financial losses.


Emergency Medicine Malpractice allegations were cited in about four of every 100,000 Emergency Department (ED) visits in a recent study of more than 90 hospitals across the country by CRICO Strategies. Missed and delayed diagnoses—stemming from vulnerabilities throughout the process of care in the ED—were the most prevalent allegation, cited in 47 percent of the 1,304 cases that made up the study.

In addition to offering a deep exploration of diagnosis-related risks in the ED, the report highlights examples of health care organizations leveraging Strategies' coding and analytical process to develop interventions targeting their most critical risks.

View the 2011 Annual Benchmarking Report: Malpractice Risks in Emergency Medicine.

Read about all CRICO Strategies Comparative Benchmarking Reports.