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March 1, 2022 Frequency and Nature of Communication and Handoff Failures in Medical Malpractice Claims

Using Candello data, this study examines the characteristics of malpractice claims which miscommunications.

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March 1, 2022 Improving Patient Handoffs Helps Reduce Malpractice Claims

Healthcare Risk Management reports on a large study conducted by Boston Children’s Hospital in which researchers reviewed 498 medical malpractice claims provided by Candello, CRICO’s national medical malpractice collaborative. The work revealed a direct relationship between the quality of patient handoffs and claims.

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January 5, 2022 To Measure and Reduce Diagnostic Error, Start With the Data You Have

This article, published by the Michigan State Medical Society, provides insight into how CRICO's diagnostic process of care framework, using medical malpractice claims data, can be used to reduce diagnostic errors.

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CRICO Strategies Reports on Malpractice Errors to Enhance Patient Safety

  • August 27, 2012

By combining identified risk areas with proven safety solutions, CRICO Strategies' Malpractice Risks in Emergency Medicine benchmarking report provides a roadmap to organizations seeking to improve emergency care for their patients, while reducing risks and potential financial losses.


Emergency Medicine Malpractice allegations were cited in about four of every 100,000 Emergency Department (ED) visits in a recent study of more than 90 hospitals across the country by CRICO Strategies. Missed and delayed diagnoses—stemming from vulnerabilities throughout the process of care in the ED—were the most prevalent allegation, cited in 47 percent of the 1,304 cases that made up the study.

In addition to offering a deep exploration of diagnosis-related risks in the ED, the report highlights examples of health care organizations leveraging Strategies' coding and analytical process to develop interventions targeting their most critical risks.

View the 2011 Annual Benchmarking Report: Malpractice Risks in Emergency Medicine.

Read about all CRICO Strategies Comparative Benchmarking Reports.