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July 1, 2022 Development of a Taxonomy for Characterising Medical Oncology-related Patient Safety and Quality Incidents: A Novel Approach

Using funding from CRICO, this study describes the development of a comprehensive, validated taxonomy for medical oncology-related incidents.

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June 18, 2022 Trial and Error: Learning From Malpractice Claims in Childhood Surgery

Using Candello Solutions by CRICO, this article analyzed the malpractice claims involving patients ≤ 18 years old that occurred from 2008 to 2017.

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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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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].