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72 Hour Returns: A Trigger Tool for Diagnostic Error

August 6, 2017

 CRICO Strategies CBS data was used in this retrospective review to help determine if an Emergency Department patients admission to a hospital within 72 hours of discharge from the ED was a valid trigger tool for gauging ED Quality Assurance efforts.   READ MORE >

Closed-Loop Communication Improves Task Completion in Pediatric Trauma Resuscitation

August 2, 2017

In health care, effective teamwork and communication are central to patient safety. This article, which appeared in the Journal of Surgical Education, references CRICO’s Comparative Benchmarking System (CBS) report on malpractice risks in communication failures, which indicates “Over 30% of malpractice awarded suits, where a patient is injured or killed, have miscommunication to blame.”

Reforming the Medical Liability System in Massachusetts Communication Apology and Resolution (CARe)

August 1, 2017

Kenneth E. Sands was senior vice president at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at the time he received a CRICO Grant for work that appeared August 2017 in The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) publication, “Advances in Patient Safety and Medical Liability.” READ MORE >

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