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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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The Value of Simulation-based Education to Medical Liability Insurance Providers

  • April 1, 2018

This 2017 ACS Simulation Series article outlines how liability insurers can affect the value proposition of simulation-based education by helping to identify specific areas in greatest need of improvement.


The study highlights how “Data from liability insurers are often more detailed and revealing than those obtained from hospital investigations.” The CRICO Strategies national Comparative Benchmarking System (CBS) database was cited as an example.

 

Cook DA, Andersen DK, Combes JR, Feldman DL, Sachdeva AK. The value proposition of simulation-based education. ACS Simulation Series. Surgery. 2018 April;163(4):944-949. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2017.11.008