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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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Making A Mid-Career Transition

  • January 2, 2016

Yvonne Cheung, MD, MPH, shares with Physician Leadership Journal readers how CRICO’s committed funding for one of the nation’s first physician fellowships focused on quality and patient safety, helped her transition to the dedicated quality and patient safety leader that she is today.


Currently Chair of the Department of Quality and Patient Safety at Mount Auburn Hospital (a CRICO-member organization) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Cheung’s story begins in July 2012 when she transitioned from being a long-time anesthesiologist to becoming one of four physicians who formed the first fellowship class of the Harvard Medical School Fellowship in Patient Safety and Quality program, funded by CRICO. 

 

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Cheung Y.  Making a mid-career transition. Physician Leadership Journal. Jan 2016. [Reprinted from Physician Leadership Journal with permission]