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Richard Klasco, MD


Residency and Training

Harvard Medical School, 1990
Trained for two years in internal medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital
Trained for three years in emergency medicine at Denver General Hospital

Academic Rank


About Dr. Klasco

Dr. Klasco is interested in clinical decision support. He served Chief Medical Officer and Editor-in-Chief for the Thomson Reuters group of healthcare companies, including the Physicians' Desk Reference (PDR), the UnitedStates Pharmacopoeia (USP) Drug Information, Micromedex, and several others. He is the CMO for newMentor and is a member of the executive committee of the Brigham and Women's Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice.

Major Publications

Predictors of bacteremia in emergency department patients with suspected infection. Chase M, Klasco RS, Joyce NR, Donnino MW, Wolfe RE, Shapiro NI. Am J EmergMed. 2012 May 23. PMID: 22626814

Defining, identifying, and measuring error in emergency medicine. Handler JA, Gillam M, Sanders AB, Klasco R. Acad Emerg Med. 2000 Nov;7(11):1183-8. Review. PMID: 11073465

Colorado tick fever. Klasco R. Med Clin North Am. 2002 Mar;86(2):435-40, ix. Review. PMID: 11982311

Clinicopathological conference: young man with syncope. Hartoch RS, Klasco RS. Acad Emerg Med. 1995 Oct;2(10):934-8. PMID: 8542497