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Alternatives to Litigation are Available: The Liability Insurer’s Perspective

  • March 2, 2013

Medical liability insurance plays a large and essential role in the U.S. health care system. This article demonstrates how CRICO has embraced and achieved the twin goals of protecting health care providers and promoting patient safety.

CRICO is the largest medical liability insurer in Massachusetts and an internationally known leader in evidence-based risk management.

CRICO’s mission is to provide superior medical liability insurance to its members and to assist them in delivering the safest health care in the world. To achieve this mission, CRICO is committed to defending good medical practice, offering compensation for substandard medical care, and contesting at trial nonmeritorious cases in which no medical fault is apparent.

CRICO applies this strategy to serve 12,000 physicians and 15,000 mid-level providers at 22 hospitals, including Harvard flagship hospitals, such as Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and more than 200 health care organizations.


Read the full-text article:

Horgan M, Hoyler M. Alternatives to litigation are available: The liability insurer’s perspective. Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons. 2013 Mar 2.