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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 Officer

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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Eleven-Year Descriptive Analysis of Closed Court Verdicts on Medical Errors in Spain and Massachusetts

  • August 29, 2016

This study used CRICO closed court verdicts to evaluate and compare the characteristics of court verdicts on medical errors allegedly harming patients in Spain and Massachusetts from 2002 to 2012.


The study reveals wide differences in litigation rates and the award of indemnity payments in Spain and Massachusetts; however, common features of both locations are the high rates of diagnosis-related problems and the long time interval until resolution.

Luke Sato, senior vice president and chief medical officer for CRICO; and Kathy Dwyer, senior program director of CRICO’s Patient Safety Department, were among the study’s collaborating authors.

 

Study Citation

Giraldo P, Sato L, Martínez-Sánchez JM, Comas M, Dwyer K, Sala M, Castells X. Eleven-year descriptive analysis of closed court verdicts on medical errors in Spain and Massachusetts. BMJ Open. 2016;6(8):e011644. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011644.