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Cambridge, MA: CRICO/RMF Strategies; 2010.
Analyzing data from 3300 surgical malpractice cases, this report describes errors across the continuum of surgical care.
Hoffman J, ed. Cambridge, MA: CRICO Strategies; 2014.
This analysis of more than 4700 diagnosis-related malpractice claims found that most errors occur in the ambulatory setting, involve lapses in clinical judgement, and result in missed diagnosis of cancer. The authors use the data to explore cognitive and process failures that contributed to diagnostic errors.
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.