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Assessment, Documentation, and Protocols: All Tied to ED Malpractice Payouts

  • October 1, 2020

An article published in ED Legal Newsletter reviews findings from CRICO’s 2020 Comparative Benchmarking Service (CBS) report The Power to Predict.


Jock Hoffman, Senior Editor at CRICO, and Dana Siegal RN, CPHRM, CPPS, Director of Patient Safety for CRICO Strategies were quoted, describing the impact of the report's findings.  

The article highlights the three main contributing factors from the report which were found to be most likely to result in an indemnity payment when associated with a malpractice case: assessment, documentation and protocol. Example cases involving each of these contributing factors are discussed, as well as some strategies to help mitigate the risks involved in each factor.

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Assessment, documentation, and protocols: All tied to ED malpractice payouts. ED Legal Newsletter. October 1, 2020; 31(10):109-111

 

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