I-PASS, which the group at BCH modeled after SBAR, might reduce a key MPL risk identified by the IOM.

Perhaps only the United States military is more acronymistic than health care, and much that is spoken and written about patient safety employs an alphabetic code that is not always easy to decipher. A scan of the CRICO website, and others that serve as key resources for clinicians and patient safety leaders, reaps a bushel of terms that might not be as simple as ABC. Each of the links below opens up an opportunity to decode a unique niche in the realm of patient safety.

Of course, I can’t list them all, and maybe left out some you commonly encounter. If so, let me know ASAP.

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    The Patient Safety Adoption Framework: A Practical Framework to Bridge the Know-Do Gap

    CRICO Grants
    Many patient safety initiatives fail to be adopted and implemented, even when proven effective. This creates the well-recognized know-do gap—which occurs when health care workers know what should be done based on evidence vs. what takes place in practice. To address this issue, CRICO funded the development of a patient safety adoption framework and had it evaluated by leaders in quality and safety. The framework and its findings were published online in the Journal of Patient Safety in April 2023.

    Postpartum Malpractice Claims: Can We Understand Preventable Harms and Socioeconomic Factors?

    Candello Member
    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.

    The Safety of Inpatient Health Care

    CRICO Grants
    Funded by CRICO, ​​​"The Safety of Inpatient Health Care" study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on January 12, 2023, is an important follow up to the landmark Harvard Medical Practice Study, published in 1991.
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