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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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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.


In conclusion, the researchers reported “Our study reinforces existing evidence that postoperative delirium is a common complication in older patients after spine surgery and that there are several perioperative risk factors associated with delirium and other adverse outcomes.” They also said, “Care providers should consider a focused multidisciplinary preoperative assessment that includes an evaluation of baseline medical comorbidities social environment, and geriatric conditions that may identity older patients who are at high risk for developing adverse postoperative outcomes and to develop individualized preoperative optimization strategies to enhance patient outcomes in older adults undergoing elective and nonelective spine surgery.”

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Susano MJ, Scheetz SD, Grasfield RH, Cheung D, Xu X, Kang JD, Smith TR, Lu Y, Groff MW, Chi JH, Crosby G, Culley DJ. Retrospective analysis of perioperative variables associated with postoperative delirium and other adverse outcomes in older patients after spine surgery.
J  Neurosurg Anesthesiol. 2019 Oct;31(4):385-391. doi: 10.1097/ANA.0000000000000566.