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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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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).


Study Conclusion: Although the overall incidence of error and adverse events in EDs is low, the likelihood of such events is markedly increased among patients who return to the ED within 72 hours, among patients who require floor-to-ICU transfer within 24 hours, and among those whose cases come to attention as the result of complaints.

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Klasco RS, Wolfe RE, Wong M, et al. Assessing the rates of error and adverse events in the ED. Am J Emerg Med. 2015; 33(12),1786-1789. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2015.08.042.