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Journal of Patient Safety Study Shows I-PASS Can Significantly Decrease Likelihood and Cost of Malpractice Claims

  • January 4, 2022

This press release covers research, published in The Journal of Patient Safety, titled “Frequency and Nature of Communication and Handoff Failures in Medical Malpractice Claims,” which uses Candello data to study the characteristics of claims involving the handoff of care.


With commentary from Penny Greenberg, RN, MS, Candello's Director of Operations, this press release discusses the researcher's findings on errors in the handoff of care. The study shows how communications errors are a chief contributing factor in claims involving the handoff of care, and that most of them would have been preventable using a communication tool.

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Journal of Patient Safety Study Shows I-PASS Can Significantly Decrease Likelihood and Cost of Malpractice Claims. [Press Release]. 2022. Available at https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220104005241/en/Journal-of-Patient-Safety-Study-Shows-I-PASS-Can-Significantly-Decrease-Likelihood-and-Cost-of-Malpractice-Claims.

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