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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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Transformative Changes Impact Healthcare Delivery and MPL

  • April 1, 2021

This article, featuring insight from CRICO’s President and CEO Mark E. Reynolds, discusses some of the changes in health care delivery and the field of malpractice which came about during the COVID-19 pandemic.


A few of the topics and their benefits covered are telemedicine, the adaptation of the regulatory environment, and support for clinicians provided by their medical malpractice liability(MPL) insurers. The article describes the expansion of telemedicine as a positive, providing increased access to health care for patients, and that it is expected to only increase in its scope. The shifting of the regulatory space to be more flexible in the delivery of care, as well as the increased partnership between MPL insurers and clinicians, are also discussed.

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Butell A. Transformative changes impact healthcare delivery and MPL. Inside Medical Liability. 2021 Second Quarter.