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Clues to Better Health Care From Old Malpractice Lawsuits

  • May 9, 2016

Data from closed CRICO claims is helping hospitals fine-tune their approach to diagnosis, treatment and follow-up in a range of medical fields.

CRICO Strategies, along with  one of its Comparative Benchmarking System (CBS) partners, The Doctors Company, was recently highlighted in a Wall St. Journal article about organizations who share insights from their old claims data to help clinicians  improve patient safety and avoid medical liabilities. Currently, CRICO is  developing a program to help doctors improve diagnostic accuracy and reinforce the importance of staying on top of test results and referrals to other doctors.


Citation for WSJ article:

Landro L. Clues to better health care from old malpractice lawsuits. Wall Street Journal. 2016 May 09. [A subscription may be needed for access.]


Also, there is a related blog post, “How malpractice data can improve patient safety,” by Missy Padoll, CRICO’s Director of Communications.