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February 16, 2021 Defining Best Practices for Interhospital Transfers

Interhospital transfers (IHT) are important yet recognized as high-risk transitions in care. This study was funded by CRICO to help define the best practice principles for IHTs and identify improvement opportunities.

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February 12, 2021 The MPL Association Appoints Mark Reynolds, CRICO President and CEO, A Board Officers

CRICO President and CEO Mark E. Reynolds has been named as a board member of the Medical Practice Liability Association.

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November 16, 2020 Development and Validation of a Deep Learning Model for Detection of Allergic Reactions Using Safety Event Reports Across Hospitals

This study, funded by CRICO grants, utilized a deep learning algorithm to identify instances of allergic reactions in the free-text electronic narratives of hospital safety reports.

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Medical Malpractice Analysis in Radiation Oncology: A Decade of Results From a National Comparative Benchmarking System

  • March 15, 2019

Researchers used the CRICO Strategies’ national database of medical liability claims, Comparative Benchmarking System, to analyze the issue of medical errors in radiation oncology (RO). The closed RO cases reviewed ranged from years 2005 to 2014.


The researchers found that although closed malpractice cases involving RO are rare events, certain populations may be overrepresented in closed claims. These data can help inform providers and systems with the goal of ultimately improving patient safety.

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Royce TJ, Dwyer K, Yu-Moe CW, DeRoo C, Jacobson JO, Tishler RB. Medical malpractice analysis in radiation oncology: A decade of results from a national comparative benchmarking systemInternational Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics. March 15, 2019; 103(4):801-808.  doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2018.11.009. [Epub ahead of print date was November 12, 2018]