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Malpractice Risks in Communication Failures: 2015 Annual Benchmarking Report.

Cambridge, MA: CRICO Strategies; 2016.

February 10, 2016
Cambridge, MA: CRICO Strategies; 2016.

Communication failures are known to contribute to medical errors. Analyzing more than 7000 cases in which communication breakdowns led to patient harm, this report explores selected specialties where such failures occur and discusses opportunities to improve information sharing among health care providers.