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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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Continuing Professional Development in the Twenty-First Century

  • September 1, 2016

CRICO is acknowledged in the Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions (JCEHP) as “an excellent example of how liability insurance carriers have recognized the value of continuing professional development (CPD) and its impact on reducing their risks.”


The JCEHP article emphasizes the critical role of CPD in supporting effective delivery of the highest quality of patient care and safety. Author Ajit Sachdeva’s conclusion includes that CPD using multi-pronged approaches and direct involvement of a variety of key stakeholders—such as CRICO’s collaboration between Harvard-affiliated simulation programs— can result in a major positive impact.

Citation for the Full-text Article

Sachdeva AK. Continuing Professional Development in the Twenty-First Century. J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2016 Summer; 36 Suppl 1: S8-S13. doi: 10.1097/CEH.0000000000000107.