CRICO CRICO home

Recent Coverage

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.

READ MORE >

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.

READ MORE >

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.

READ MORE >
View All News & Research

A Quality Improvement Approach to Rheumatoid Arthritis Management With Biologic Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs: Assessing Variability in a Treatment Pathway

  • January 1, 2017

A quality improvement project to improve rheumatoid arthritis management in clinical practice was supported by CRICO funds. The aim of the research was to understand the variability in prescribing practices of rheumatologists and reducing this variability if and when appropriate.


This initiative,  conducted at the Arthritis Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, had three distinct but related steps:

 

  1. Development of an internally endorsed treatment pathway.
  2. Detailed retrospective Chart reviews.
  3. Improved documentation of functional status and disease activity measures.

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Dave AJ, Tory HO, Awosogba JA, Coblyn JS, Bermas B, Solomon DH, Desai SP. A quality improvement approach to rheumatoid Arthritis management with biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs: assessing variability in a treatment pathwayJ Clin Rheumatol. 2017 Jan;23(1):66-69. doi: 10.1097/RHU.0000000000000474.