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March 1, 2022 Frequency and Nature of Communication and Handoff Failures in Medical Malpractice Claims

Using Candello data, this study examines the characteristics of malpractice claims which miscommunications.

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March 1, 2022 Improving Patient Handoffs Helps Reduce Malpractice Claims

Healthcare Risk Management reports on a large study conducted by Boston Children’s Hospital in which researchers reviewed 498 medical malpractice claims provided by Candello, CRICO’s national medical malpractice collaborative. The work revealed a direct relationship between the quality of patient handoffs and claims.

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January 5, 2022 To Measure and Reduce Diagnostic Error, Start With the Data You Have

This article, published by the Michigan State Medical Society, provides insight into how CRICO's diagnostic process of care framework, using medical malpractice claims data, can be used to reduce diagnostic errors.

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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. 


The researchers concluded: Partnering with patients and families to obtain reports on inaccuracies in visit notes may contribute to safer care. Mechanisms to encourage greater use of patient and family reporting systems are needed.


 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Bourgeois FC, Fossa A, Gerard M, Davis ME, Taylor YJ, Connor CD, Vaden T, McWilliams A, Spencer MD, Folcarelli P, Bell SK. A patient and family reporting system for perceived ambulatory note mistakes: experience at 3 U.S. healthcare centersJ Am Med Inform Assoc. 2019 Sep 3. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocz142. [Epub ahead of print]