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An Examination of Medical Malpractice Claims Involving Physician Trainees

December 10, 2019

The purpose of this CRICO-supported study was to “identify patient-, provider- and claim-related factors of medical malpractice claims in which physician trainees were directly involved in the harm events.” READ MORE >

Improving Diagnosis In Danish Healthcare

December 1, 2019

This study on diagnostic error in Danish healthcare was inspired by the CRICO Strategies national Comparative Benchmark System (CBS) process and the 2014 CBS report, Malpractice Risks in the Diagnostic Process. READ MORE >

Harnessing the Power of Medical Malpractice Data to Improve Patient Care

November 24, 2019

This case study on UMass Memorial Health Care, describes how the organization harnesses CRICO Strategies’ CBS data to benchmark its performance against national peers to catalyze clinical improvements.  READ MORE >

Medical Malpractice Involving Pulmonary/Critical Care Physicians

November 1, 2019

This original research, funded by CRICO, examined Comparative Benchmarking System (CBS) malpractice data from 2007-2016, where the claims were identified with either internal medicine or pulmonary/critical care (PCC) physicians as the primary provider involved in the harm.  

 

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Medical Malpractice Involving Pulmonary/Critical Care Physicians

November 1, 2019

Researchers, including CRICO co-authors Jillian Skillings and Lisa Heard, used data from the Comparative Benchmarking System (CBS) to determine the differences in claims which involve Pulmonary Care Clinicians (PCC).

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Investigating MPL Vulnerability for the Institutions that Employ and Insure NPs and PAs

October 1, 2019

Using CBS data, CRICO staff researched the impact of employing physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) on medical professional liability (MPL) costs. The study appeared in the 20th anniversary edition (2019) of the Aon/ASHRM Hospital and Physician Professional Liability Benchmark Analysis report.

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Retrospective Analysis of Perioperative Variables Associated With Postoperative Delirium and Other Adverse Outcomes in Older Patients After Spine Surgery

October 1, 2019

The aim of this CRICO-supported retrospective study was to identify perioperative variables predictive of the development of delirium in older surgical patients after spine surgery. READ MORE >

A Patient and Family Reporting System for Perceived Ambulatory Note Mistakes: Experience at 3 US Healthcare Centers

September 3, 2019

This study, co-funded by CRICO, sought to test a patient and family online reporting system for perceived ambulatory visit note inaccuracies.  READ MORE >

New Open-Source Safety and Quality Discussion Guide for Affiliating Oncology Practices

August 1, 2019

Health system mergers and affiliations pose potential sources of patient safety risk. This editorial published in the Journal of Onclology Practice, discusses how CRICO worked with Ariadne Labs to help provide a structure and a guide that would empower clinical leaders to be more actively involved in an oncology-related merger or affiliation. READ MORE >

Missed Diagnosis of Cancer in Primary Care: Insights From Malpractice Data

July 23, 2019

Data from CRICO Strategies’ Comparative Benchmarking Service (CBS) database on closed malpractice claims involving diagnostic errors were used to identify the key features of missed cancer diagnoses in primary care settings.

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