CRICO Strategies national Comparative Benchmarking System (CBS) data are cited by researchers in national publications and used by our CBS members—commercial and captive insurers, hospitals, health care organizations—to identify clinical risks, benchmark against peers, and prioritize patient safety efforts.
Researchers analyzed medical malpractice data for claims that involved a hospitalists and found that while many specialties have seen a drop in the claims rate, it has not dropped for hospitalist over a 10-year period. Read more>
Researchers analyzed malpractice claims from CRICO Strategies Comparative Benchmarking System (CBS) to determine the association of technical and nontechnical skills of endoscopists with indemnity payments to patients after endoscopic perforations. Read more>
Study authors performed a case-control study using closed medical malpractice claims from the CRICO Strategies Comparative Benchmarking System (CBS). They concluded that, “among claims involving physician trainees, procedures were common and often associated with inadequate supervision.” Authors recommend that the training directors of surgical specialties can use insights from this study to improve resident supervision policies. Read more>>
Prior research based on the Comparative Benchmarking System (CBS) data found that fifteen conditions related to vascular events, infections, and cancers (the ‘Big Three’) account for approximately half of all serious misdiagnosis-related harms. Continuing to explore that line of study, researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and co-authors performed a focused literature review of 28 studies representing over 91,000 patients to measure diagnostic error and harm rates for the 15 conditions identified in the 'Big Three' study. Read more>>
Researchers analyzed data in the Comparative Benchmarking System (CBS) in order to better understand the contributing factors in diagnosis-related and failure-to-monitor malpractice claims in which nurses are named the primary responsible party. With this understanding, researchers describe actions healthcare leaders can take to enhance the role of nurses in diagnosis. Read more >
This case study describes how one organization, UMass Memorial Health Care in Worcester, Massachusetts, harnesses its deeply coded medical malpractice data and benchmarks its performance against national peers to catalyze clinical improvements. Read more >
Editorial on a study that uses CRICO Strategies Comparative Benchmarking Data (CBS) states, “Based on data from the article, several valuable insights can be made.” Read more >
Closed malpractice claim studies allow a review of rare but often severe complications, yielding useful insight into improving patient safety and decreasing practitioner liability. Read more >
New research conducted by researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and CRICO finds one in three malpractice cases with serious patient harm is due to misdiagnosis. Read more >
Researchers from Montefiore Medical Center sought to identify and describe breakdowns in the diagnostic process among patients with ischemic stroke to facilitate future improvements in diagnostic accuracy. Read more >
Analysis of a CRICO medical malpractice claims study of cases involving health IT. Read more >
Researchers used the CRICO Strategies’ national database of medical liability claims, Comparative Benchmarking System, to analyze the issue of medical errors in radiation oncology (RO). The closed RO cases reviewed ranged from years 2005 to 2014. Read more>
Cardiovascular nurses have tremendous potential to reduce unnecessary cardiovascular deaths from misdiagnoses and lead efforts to address diagnostic errors in both independent and collaborative practices. Read more>
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Medical malpractice devastates individuals and exposes weaknesses…and it is uncomfortable to talk about. But discussing and analyzing malpractice cases is essential to bringing about the changes necessary to prevent similar injuries. Indeed, the human tragedy of malpractice cases drives our mission to turn that data into credible evidence: what failed, why, and changes in vulnerabilities over time.
Michael Paskavitz Vice President, CRICO Strategies