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Assessing the Rates of Error and Adverse Events in the ED

December 1, 2015

The objective of this study, which used CRICO data, was to systematically determine the rates and types of errors and adverse events in an academic, tertiary care emergency department (ED). READ MORE >

EHR-Related Events in Medical Malpractice Claims

November 6, 2015

Analysis of a CRICO medical malpractice claims study of cases involving health IT READ MORE >

Navigating Risks in Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

October 12, 2015

CRICO Strategies and The Doctors Company undertook this analysis knowing that, with the exception of skin cancer, breast cancer remains the most common cancer among American women. READ MORE >

Radiology Malpractice Claims in the United States From 2008 to 2012: Characteristics and Implications

October 7, 2015

CRICO worked with researchers to identify the trends in radiology malpractice claims READ MORE >

Can 360-Degree Reviews Help Surgeons? Evaluation of Multisource Feedback for Surgeons in a Multi-Institutional Quality Improvement Project

October 1, 2015

In Research and Publication
Medical organizations have increased interest in identifying and improving behaviors that threaten team performance and patient safety. This CRICO-funded study helped evaluate surgeon perceptions and to make future recommendations. READ MORE >

Enhancing Patient Safety in Pediatric Primary Care: Implementing a Patient Safety Curriculum

October 1, 2015

In Research and Publication
In response to a trend of increasing malpractice claims originating from the ambulatory setting, in 2012, CRICO awarded funding to the Boston Children’s Hospital to collaborate with the Pediatric Physicians’ Organization at Children’s to establish an ambulatory Patient Safety (PS) program. READ MORE >

Improving Diagnosis in Health Care

September 22, 2015

The greatly anticipated report, Improving Diagnosis in Health Care, released by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), a division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, shines a light on the risks to patients and providers in missed, delayed, or wrong diagnoses. Included in the report, in addition to three case studies, are several references to the analysis done for the CRICO Strategies 2014 Benchmarking Report Malpractice Risks in the Diagnostic Process. READ MORE >

Breast cancer screening in the era of density notification legislation

September 1, 2015

Stemming from breast density notification legislation in Massachusetts effective 2015, researchers of this CRICO-supported study, sought to develop collaborative evidence-based approach to density notification that could be used by practitioners across the state. READ MORE >

The Divide Between Breast Density Notification Laws and Evidence-Based Guidelines for Breast Cancer Screening: Legislating Practice.

August 1, 2015

The authors of this JAMA viewpoint discuss the shortfalls of breast density notification laws around the country and advocate for evidence-based care instead.Their research surrounding an evidence-based approach to breast cancer screening is supported by a CRICO grant.  

Talking the Talk: The Keys to Effective Workplace Communication

August 1, 2015

“Communication breakdowns may lead to medical errors, and medical errors may lead to legal claims,” says this August 2015 article in the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons. As an example of an effective way to deal with communication breakdowns, the authors highlight a 2009 CRICO-funded study about the implementation of a policy-based intervention across different hospitals. READ MORE >

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