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How Reporting Harm Events Early Brings Faster Resolution Lowers Cost and Promotes Healing

  • November 1, 2021

This white paper, co-authored by Candello, discusses how early reporting of harm events can lead to a shorter case lifecycle and decreased expenses.


By focusing on data for cases in which a harm event was reported early, the authors were able to determine that early reporting resulted in statistically significant decrease in the time between a case was asserted and when it was closed. There was also found to be a 25% decrease in average expenses when accounting for the variability of region, analysis year, case type, and clinical severity of the patient’s injuries. 

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Lacey-Gotz L. How Reporting Harm Events Early Brings Faster Resolution, Lowers Cost and Promotes Healing. [White Paper]. Constellation. 2021.