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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

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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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5 Strategies to Reduce Malpractice Lawsuit Threats

  • November 10, 2016

Carol Keohane, MS, RN, assistant vice president for patient safety at CRICO, in an interview with Medical Economics, offers physicians some advice about making apologies to patients or families in the event something medically goes wrong.


“Even with an apology ... a patient or family may still decide to sue. So before speaking with the patient or family regarding the error, it may be prudent for a physician to seek guidance from their practice’s medical director, hospital’s risk management department or their insurance carrier,” says Keohane. She adds, “It’s important to assess where communication or other processes may have broken down so as to prevent a recurrence.”

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Seegert L. 5 strategies to reduce malpractice lawsuit threats. Medical Economics. November 10, 2016.