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Postpartum Malpractice Claims: Can We Understand Preventable Harms and Socioeconomic Factors?
In a multifactorial study, The Doctors Company (a Candello member organization) investigated postpartum claims to develop clinical recommendations to decrease the risks of postpartum morbidity and mortality.
Assessing the Impact of Hospital Mergers and Acquisitions on Safety Culture with Proactive Risk Assessments
Hospitals seeking to understand patient safety strengths and vulnerabilities in the context of mergers/acquisitions benefit more from a third-party perspective than from a limited internal process. CRICO’s Risk Assessment Unit has access to a rich body of work to help articulate identified factors and by which to frame improvement recommendations.
Diagnostic Errors Linked to Nearly 800,000 Deaths or Cases of Permanent Disability in U.S.
CRICO in partnership with Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute Center for Diagnostic Excellence, conducted a study that indicates misdiagnosis of disease or other medical conditions leads to hundreds of thousands of deaths and permanent disabilities each year in the U.S.
How Does Work Environment Relate to Diagnostic Quality? A Prospective, Mixed Methods Study in Primary Care
The aim of this CRICO-funded study was to develop a tool assessing key elements of the diagnostic assessment process and apply it to a series of diagnostic encounters examining clinical notes and encounters' recorded transcripts.