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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

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Working Up Rectal Bleeding in Adult Primary Care Practices

  • July 20, 2016

 This CRICO-funded study, published in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, looks at the variation in the workup of rectal bleeding and how it may result in guideline-discordant care and delayed diagnosis of colorectal cancer. 


Conducted to characterize primary care clinicians’ initial rectal bleeding evaluation, the study paves the way for further research and improvement strategies to help understand and manage practice and provider variation.

 

Study Citation

Weingart  SN, Stoffel EM, Chung DC, Sequist TD, Lederman RI, Pelletier SR, and Shields HM. Working up rectal bleeding in adult primary care practices. J Eval Clin Pract. 2016 July 20. doi: 10.1111/jep.12596. [Epub ahead of print]