Sep 23, 2021 9:57:57 AM

CRICO Best Medical Practices Conference

One day, you will learn a great deal about diagnosing cancer and avoiding an allegation of malpractice.


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Sep 9, 2021 2:55:41 PM

MPL Data Helps Validate Simulation Training

One of the challenges with simulation programs is how to measure their efficacy. Simulation training can be expensive to run, so it is important to understand the efficacy of these programs. Here we explore two peer-review studies that leverage medical professional liability (MPL) data to evaluate the benefits of investment in simulation training.

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Aug 26, 2021 9:20:06 AM

Data Tool Offers Risk Managers Quick Access to Patient Safety Insights

When a serious reportable event or potentially compensable event occurs, you need to understand it so that you can develop a targeted intervention to prevent a similar incident in the future. You may want to know how often does this type of adverse event happen? What is the potential liability cost of events like these? What are the drivers of these events?

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Aug 12, 2021 9:37:00 AM

How Constellation Leverages MPL Data to Reduce Diagnostic Error

Allegations of diagnostic errors lead to 20 percent of all medical malpractice claims and lawsuits. More than half of those (57%) stem from ambulatory care. According to analysis of the Comparative Benchmarking System (CBS) data for cases closed from 2008-2012, the average payment for such cases was $442,000.

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Jul 29, 2021 11:26:03 AM

What Can Increase the Odds of an MPL Case Closing with Payment  

The CRICO Strategies Report, The Power to Predict, analyzed national medical malpractice data to gain insights on which factors make malpractice claims more likely to result in an indemnity payment. The study delves deeply into processes clinicians struggle with that contribute to adverse events and can lead to malpractice claims. By understanding the common drivers—or contributing factors—of these claims, hospital leaders and clinical teams can proactively address them with confidence.

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Jul 15, 2021 11:07:16 AM

Learning from Anesthesiology-related Medical Malpractice Claims

Physician researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital were interested in learning from medical malpractice claims related to anesthesiology. Working with analysts from CRICO, they analyzed data from the Comparative Benchmarking System (CBS) related to anesthesiology and published peer-review studies of their findings, each one offering different insights. 

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Jul 8, 2021 10:12:00 AM

Learning from Surgical Treatment Medical Malpractice Cases

Millions of surgeries are performed in hospitals and ambulatory centers in the U.S. each year. While most of these procedures go smoothly, an unfortunate percentage result in patient injuries that include accidental tears, undetected infections, broken hips from post-surgery falls, and fatal complications. Along with pain and distress, some of these cases lead to medical professional liability (MPL) claims that cost the health care industry hundreds of millions of dollars annually.

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Jul 1, 2021 9:52:00 AM

Coding Enhancements Provide Next Generation Insights

We are excited to announce the deployment of a major enhancement to our medical professional liability (MPL) case coding process—the biggest enhancement in nearly a decade—which will create new analytical opportunities and deliver insights that will greatly sharpen the understanding of what drives error, patient harm, and financial loss.  

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Jun 24, 2021 9:49:00 AM

Health Care Risk Manager Week 2021

We salute health care risk managers during ASHRM's Healthcare Risk Management Week. At CRICO Strategies, we understand the challenges of delivering safe health care and how risk managers are an integral part of the health care team.

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Jun 17, 2021 9:39:00 AM

Improving Care for Behavioral Health Patients in the ED

With Emergency Department (ED) visits related to mental health and substance abuse on the rise in recent years, and the likelihood of these patients boarding in the ED remaining steady, the need for dedicated protocols to ensure the safety of behavioral health patients and their caregivers remains paramount.

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