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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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Pediatric Radiology Malpractice Claims—Characteristics and Comparison to Adult Radiology Claims

  • June 1, 2017

This study represents an important collaboration between CRICO and Boston Children’s Hospital in advancing safety in pediatric radiology. 


The authors reviewed CRICO’s CBS database for all unique closed malpractice claims related to pediatric radiology within a 5-year period (2010-2014).  The study analysis suggests that “efforts to reduce diagnostic error in the outpatient radiology setting, in the interpretation of radiographs, and in the improved diagnosis of fractures and congenital and developmental anomalies would be of particular benefit to the pediatric radiology community.”

Citation for the Full-text Article

Breen MA, Dwyer K, Yu-Moe W, Taylor GA. Pediatric radiology malpractice claims─characteristics and comparison to adult radiology claims. Pediatric Radiology. June 2017; 47(7):808–816 [Subscription may be required].