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March 1, 2022 Frequency and Nature of Communication and Handoff Failures in Medical Malpractice Claims

Using Candello data, this study examines the characteristics of malpractice claims which miscommunications.

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March 1, 2022 Improving Patient Handoffs Helps Reduce Malpractice Claims

Healthcare Risk Management reports on a large study conducted by Boston Children’s Hospital in which researchers reviewed 498 medical malpractice claims provided by Candello, CRICO’s national medical malpractice collaborative. The work revealed a direct relationship between the quality of patient handoffs and claims.

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January 5, 2022 To Measure and Reduce Diagnostic Error, Start With the Data You Have

This article, published by the Michigan State Medical Society, provides insight into how CRICO's diagnostic process of care framework, using medical malpractice claims data, can be used to reduce diagnostic errors.

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Liability Impact of the Hospitalist Model of Care

  • December 1, 2014

This retrospective observational analysis used CRICO’s Comparative Benchmarking Systems data to determine the risks and outcomes of malpractice claims against hospitalists in internal medicine.


Conclusions: Despite fears of increased liability from the hospitalist model of care, the researchers found that hospitalists in internal medicine are subject to medical malpractice claims less frequently when compared to other internal medicine physicians and specialties.

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Schaffer  AC, Puopolo AL, Raman S, Kachalia A. Liability impact of the hospitalist model of care. J Hosp Med. 2014 Dec; 9(12):750–5. doi:10.1002/jhm.2244. Epub 2014 Oct 21.