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What’s the key to accelerating progress in patient safety over the next five years?

May 17, 2018

“If we are to accelerate progress over the next five years, we must understand the gaps between the desired and actual state of patient safety.”

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Poor Communication and Teamwork from Surgeons Linked with Increased Likelihood of Malpractice Claims

May 15, 2018

CRICO partnered with Ariadne Labs of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, to study whether surgeons who receive poor ratings in communication and teamwork skills from their coworkers during 360-degree performance reviews are more likely to face malpractice claims from their patients.  READ MORE >

A Contemporary Analysis of Medicolegal Issues in Obstetric Anesthesia Between 2005 and 2015

May 10, 2018

Researchers mine CBS for insights into contributing factors associated with malpractice claims where obstetric anesthesiology was the primary responsible service. READ MORE >

Study: Which Endoscopy Malpractice Claims End in Payment?

May 8, 2018

In a study of medical malpractice cases involving gastrointestinal endoscopies, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) was the procedure that most often resulted in payouts to plaintiffs.

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The Elusive and Illusive Quest for Diagnostic Safety Metrics

May 7, 2018

Breaking down the ways in which diagnoses are evaluated for their quality and safety, authors Gordon D. Schiff, MD and Elise L. Ruan MD, MPH examine the metrics used to measure diagnostic processes with support for research in diagnostic error and improvement from CRICO. READ MORE >

A Medicolegal Analysis of Malpractice Claims Involving Anesthesiologists in the Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Suite

May 1, 2018

In an analysis of gastrointestinal endoscopy-related claims, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) claims were more likely to result in malpractice payments compared to other procedures. READ MORE >

Malpractice Risk and Vulnerabilities Ambulatory Obstetrics and Gynecology Practice

May 1, 2018

Learning from potential mistakes—or from the patient’s perception of harm—can help to identify areas for improvement in patient care. READ MORE >

Patient Harm in Cataract Surgery: A Series of Adverse Events in Massachusetts

May 1, 2018

A series of adverse events (AEs) reported to the state of Massachusetts provides the opportunity to better understand when and how anesthesia-related patient harm may occur during cataract surgery. READ MORE >

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