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Distracted Surgical Team, Lung Cancer Screening, & more

By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Related to: Claims, Primary Care, Patient Safety Awareness, Publications, Surgery

CRICO Insights: December 2017

9 Key Steps to a Safer Referral System

CRICO and IHI/NPSF experts recently joined forces to develop a 9-step referral process for ambulatory care and recommendations to help close the patient safety gaps.


PCP orders a referral


PCP communicates referral to specialist


Referral reviewed and authorized


Appointment scheduled


Consult occurs


Specialist communicates plan to patient


Specialist communicates plan to PCP


PCP acknowledges receipt of plan


PCP communicates plan to patient/family

Read more: Toward an Ideal Referral Process
Note: Members of the expert panel will present an overview of the Closing the Loop guidelines during an open webinar on January 10, 2018.



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“A personal commitment to making care safer is fostered by an environment that encourages curiosity about why errors occur. We are encouraged to be open about our errors and the system vulnerabilities we see. We feel comfortable speaking up, without fear of punishment.”  Does this describe your work culture?

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December 11, 2017
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