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Viewpoint: Why Hospital Mergers Raise Patient Safety Problems

July 31, 2018

This Becker’s Hospital Review viewpoint offers six insights garnered from a July 31, 2018 STAT op-ed piece, written by Ariadne Labs researchers and CRICO’s president and CEO Mark E. Reynolds.

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Hospital Mergers or Acquisitions May Cause Short-Term Patient Safety Issues

July 31, 2018

Drawing from a CRICO-funded study that found institutional partnerships and transactions might put patients at a higher risk for harm in the short run,  this STAT op-ed piece emphasizes that “Improving the safety of patient care is possible during mergers and affiliations, but requires intentional efforts.”

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Digging Into the Patient Safety Risks From Hospital Mergers

July 20, 2018

This Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare (PSQH) article reports on the findings from a CRICO-funded study by Ariadne Labs researchers and CRICO’s president and CEO Mark E. Reynolds. The study explored the many risks that can come with healthcare system mergers and acquisitions. READ MORE >

The Impact of Automated Notification on Follow-up of Actionable Tests Pending at Discharge: A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial

July 1, 2018

A physician’s failure to follow-up on test results that are still pending at a patient’s discharge (TPADs) could lead to a missed diagnosis or preventable adverse event. This CRICO-funded study researched whether automated notifications improved documented follow-up for tests that were actionable.  READ MORE >

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