Publications: 1992-2007

2007

  • Hain PD, Pichert JW, Hickson GB, Bledsoe SH, Hamming D, Hathaway J, Nguyen C. Using risk management files to identify and address causative factors associated with adverse events in pediatrics. Ther Clin Risk Manag. 2007 Aug;3(4): 625-631. PMCID: PMC2374929
  • Hickson GB, Federspiel CF Blackford JU, Pichert JW, Gaska W, Merrigan M, Miller CS. Patient complaints and malpractice risk in a regional healthcare center. South Med J. 2007 Aug;100(8):791-796. PMID: 17713305
  • Hickson GB, Jenkins, AD. Identifying and addressing communication failures as a means of reducing unnecessary malpractice risk. N C Med J. 2007 Sep-Oct;68(5):362-364. PMID: 18183762
  • Hickson GB, Pichert JW. Identifying and intervening with high-malpractice-risk physicians to reduce claims. Physician Insurer. 2007;4:29-36.
  • Hickson GB, Pichert JW, Webb LE, Gabbe SG. A complementary approach to promoting professionalism: Identifying, measuring, and addressing unprofessional behaviors. Acad Med. 2007 Nov;82(11):1040-1048. PMID: 17971689
  • Moore IN, Snyder SL, Miller C, An AQ, Blackford JU, Zhou C, Hickson GB. Confidentiality and privacy in health care from the patient's perspective: Does HIPAA help? Health Matrix Clevel. 2007 Spring; 17(2):215-272. PMID: 18326392
  • Pichert JW, Hickson GB, Vincent C. Communicating about unexpected outcomes and errors. In: Carayon P, ed. Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Patient Safety. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates; 2007.

2006

  • Moore IN, Pichert JW, Hickson GB, Federspiel CF, Blackford JU. Rethinking peer review: detecting and addressing medical malpractice claims risk. Vanderbilt Law Review. 2006 May 1;59:1175-1206.
  • Murff HJ, France DJ, Blackford JU, Grogan EL, Yu C, Speroff T, Pichert JW, Hickson GB. The relationship of patient complaints and surgical complications. Qual Saf Health Care. 2006 Feb; 15(1):13-16. PMCID:PMC2564001

2005

  • Carroll KN, Cooper WO, Blackford JU, Hickson GB. Characteristics of families that complain following pediatric emergency visits. Ambul Pediatr. 2005 November-December; 5(6):326-31. PMID: 16302833
  • Cooper WO, Fuchs DC, Hickson GB, Arbogast P, Daughery JR, Ray WA. Gaps in enrollment from a Medicaid managed care program: Effects on emergency department visits and hospitalizations for children with asthma. Med Care. 2005 Jul;43(7):718-25. PMID: 15970788
  • White AA, Pichert JW, Bledsoe SH, Irwin C, Entman SS. Cause and effect analysis of closed claims in obstetrics and gynecology. Obstet Gynecol. 2005; 105(5,pt.1): 1031-1038. PMID: 15863541

2004

  • Pichert JW, Hickson GB, Blackford JU, Federspiel CF, Miller CS. Using patient complaints to communicate concerns to colleagues. In: Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), eds. Academic Practice Compensation and Production Report. Englewood, CO: MGMA; 2004.
  • Powers J, Pichert JW, Habermann R, Ribble R. A pilot study of CME on risk management in long-term care. Gerontol Geriatr Educ. 2004;25(2):67-76. PMID: 15778147
  • White AA, Wright SW, Blanco R, Lemonds B, Sisco J, Bledsoe S, Irwin C, Isenhour J, Pichert JW. Cause-and-effect analysis of risk management files to assess patient care in the emergency department. Acad Emerg Med. 2004 Oct; 11(10):1035-1041. PMID: 15466145

2003

  • Hickson GB. Plenary session: Engaging patients in promoting safety. Presented at: American Academy of Family Physicians meeting; September 18, 2003; Rosemont, IL. PMCID: PMC1466597
  • Morris, John A, Carrillo, Ysela, Jenkins, Judith M, Smith, Philip W, Bledsoe, Sandy, Pichert, James, White, Andrew. Surgical adverse events, risk management, and malpractice outcome: Morbidity and mortality review is not enough. Ann Surg. 2003 Jun; 237(6):844-851; discussion 851-852. PMCID: PMC1514679

2002

  • Habermann R, Butts N, Powers J, Pichert JW. Physician behavior changes following CME on the prospective payment system in long-term care: a pilot study. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2002 Jan-Feb; 3(1): 12-15. PMID: 12807558
  • Hickson GB, Federspiel CF, Pichert JW, Miller CS, Gauld-Jaeger J, Bost P. Patient complaints and malpractice risk. JAMA. 2002 Jun 12;287(22):2951-2957.

2001

  • Lannon CM, Coven BJ, Lane France F, Hickson GB, Miles PV, Swanson JT, Takayama JI, Wood DL, Yamamoto L. Principles of patient safety in pediatrics. National Initiative for Children's Health Care Quality Project Advisory Committee. Pediatrics. 2001 Jun;107(6):1473-5. PMID: 11389280
  • Pichert JW, Hickson GB. Communicating risk to patients and families. In: Vincent C, ed. Clinical Risk Management. 2nd ed. London: BMJ Publishing Group; 2001:263-281.

2000

1999

  • Pichert JW, Federspiel CF, Hickson GB, Miller CS, Gauld-Jaeger J, Gray C. Identifying medical center units with disproportionate shares of patient complaints. Jt Comm J Qual Improv. 1999 Jun;25(6):288-299. PMID: 10367266

1998

  • Hickson GB. Commentary: Don’t let primary care physicians off the hook so easily. J Law Med Ethics. 1998 Jun; 26(2):113-115.
  • Hickson GB. Ethical and economical issues associated with managed care. In: Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on Childhood Deafness. Nashville, TN: Bill Wilkerson Center Press; 1998.
  • Hickson GB. Managed care reducing liability risk in improving child health in a managed care environment. In: Ross Roundtable Report. The 29th Ross Roundtable on Critical Approaches to Common Pediatrics Problems. October 1997. Columbus, Ohio: Ross Products Division, Abbott Laboratories, Inc.; 1998 June; 79-85.
  • Hickson GB, Clayton EW, Miller CS, Pichert JW, Entman SS. Satisfaction with obstetrical care: Relation to neonatal intensive care. Obstet Gynecol. 1998 Feb; 91(2): 288–292. PMID: 9469291
  • Pichert JW, Hickson GB, Trotter TS. Malpractice and communication skills for difficult situations. Ambulatory Child Health: The Journal of General and Community Pediatrics. 1998;4(2): 213–221.
  • Pichert JW, Miller CS, Hickson GB, Trotter TS, Gauld-Jaeger J, Hollo AH. Identifying and resolving patient dissatisfaction. Educators Forum. 1998;1(2): 1–2.
  • Pichert JW, Miller CS, Hollo AH, Gauld-Jaeger J, Federspiel CF, Hickson GB. What health professionals can do to identify and resolve patient dissatisfaction. Jt Comm J Qual Improv. 1998 June; 24(6):303-312. PMID: 9651792
  • Sloan FA, Whetten-Goldstein K, Hickson GB. The influence of obstetric no-fault compensation on obstetricians' practice patterns. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1998 Sep;179(3 Pt 1):671-6. PMID: 9757969
  • Sloan FA, Whetten-Goldstein K, Stout EM, Entman SS, Hickson GB. No-fault system of compensation for obstetric injury: winners and losers. Obstet Gynecol. 1998 Mar;91(3):437-43. PMID: 9491874

1997

  • Hickson GB. Pediatric practice and liability risk in a managed care environment. Pediatr Ann. 1997 March; 26(3):179-185. PMID: 9084054
  • Hickson GB. Physician behaviors that promote malpractice claims. The Digest. 1997; 25(1):1-5.
  • Hickson GB, Pichert JW, Federspiel CF, Clayton EW. Development of an early identification and response model of malpractice prevention. Law and Contemp. Probs. 1997 Winter/Spring;60(1-2): 7–29.
  • Pichert JW, Hickson GB, Bledsoe S, Trotter T, Quinn D. Understanding the etiology of serious medical events involving children: Implications for pediatricians and their risk managers. Pediatr Ann. 1997 Mar; 26(3):160-164, 167-168, 170-172. PMID: 9084052
  • Sloan FA, Whetten-Goldstein K, Entman SS, Kulas ED, Stout EM. The road from medical injury to claims resolution: How no-fault and tort differ. Law and Contemp. Probs. 1997 Winter/Spring;60(1-2): 35-70.

1996

  • Hickson GB. Don’t let ‘hallway chatter’ trigger a malpractice suit. Resident Physician. 1996 March;1(3).
  • Hickson GB, Pichert JW, Clayton EW, Entman SS, Miller CS. NICU care, infant outcome ands with obstetrical care. Arch Pediatr Adoles Med. 1996;150(4):109.
  • Pichert JW, Hickson GB, Miller CS. Precipitants of patient dissatisfaction. Practical Diabetology. 1996;15(4):10-13.
  • Pichert JW, McClanahan S, eds. Guide to Promote Quality Health Care, 2nd edition. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Office of Risk Management; 1996.

1995

1994

  • Entman SS, Glass CA, Hickson GB, Githens PB, Whetten-Goldstein K, Sloan FA. The relationship between malpractice claims history and subsequent obstetric care. JAMA. 1994 Nov 23-30;272(20):1588-1591. PMID: 7966868
  • Hickson GB, Clayton EW, Entman SS, Miller CS, Githens PB, Whetten-Goldstein K, Sloan FA: Obstetricians' prior malpractice experience and patients' satisfaction with care. JAMA. 1994 Nov 23-30;272(20):1583-1587. PMID: 7966867
  • Pichert JW, ed. Guide to Promote Quality Health Care. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Office of Risk Management; 1994.
  • Pichert JW, Hickson GB, Reagan B. Vanderbilt University risk management guide to promote quality health care. In: Pichert JW, ed. Guide to Promote Quality Health Care. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Office of Risk Management; 1994.

1993

  • Clayton EW, Hickson GB, Wright PB, Sloan FA. Doctor-Patient relationships. In: Sloan FA, Githens PB, Clayton EW, Hickson GB, Gentile DA, Partlett DF, eds. Suing for Medical Malpractice. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press; 1993: 50-71.
  • Hickson GB, Gentile DA, Githens PB, Sloan FA. Liability. In: Sloan FA, Githens PB, Clayton EW, Hickson GB, Gentile DA, Partlett DF, eds. Suing for Medical Malpractice. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press; 1993: 92-12.
  • Sloan FR, Githens PB, Hickson GB. The dispute resolution process. In: Sloan FA, Githens PB, Clayton EW, Hickson GB, Gentile DA, Partlett DF, eds. Suing for Medical Malpractice. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press; 1993: 153-186.
  • Sloan FR, Githens PB, Hickson GB, van Wert SS. Compensation. In: Sloan FA, Githens PB, Clayton EW, Hickson GB, Gentile DA, Partlett DF, eds. Suing for Medical Malpractice. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press; 1993: 187-210.
  • Sloan FR, Hickson GB, Clayton EW, Githens PB. Policy implications. In: Sloan FA, Githens PB, Clayton EW, Hickson GB, Gentile DA, Partlett DF, eds. Suing for Medical Malpractice. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press; 1993: 211-227.

1992

  • Hickson GB, Clayton EW, Githens PB, Sloan FA. Factors that prompted families to file medical malpractice claims following perinatal injuries. JAMA. 1992 Mar 11;267(10):1359-1363. PMID: 1740858