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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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Partnering With a Medical Malpractice Insurer to Improve Patient Safety and Decrease Risk

  • January 1, 2018

In this study, CRICO staff members and a physician from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (a CRICO member institution) explored the value of partnering with a captive medical malpractice insurance company and its Patient Safety Organization (PSO). Data and convening opportunities were used to build upon the principles of implementation science and foster efficient and widespread adoption of the most current evidence-based interventions.


Analyses of medical malpractice and root-cause analysis data set the context for this partnership and acted as a catalyst for creating best practice guidelines for adopting therapeutic hypothermia in the treatment of neonatal encephalopathy.

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Keohane C, Dwyer K, Boulanger J, Zigmont K, Babayan A, Cushing E, Walsh B. Partnering with a medical malpractice insurer to improve patient safety and decrease risk. The Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing. 2018; 32(1): 66-71. doi: 10.1097/JPN.0000000000000312.