Journal Article

Characteristics of morbidity and mortality conferences associated with the implementation of patient safety improvement initiatives, an observational study.

François P; Prate F; Vidal-Trecan G; Quaranta JF; Labarere J; Sellier E.

Morbidity and mortality (M&M) conferences are a classic patient safety education and feedback strategy. This study found that elements of M&M conferences, including thorough investigation of failures, predicted whether an improvement initiative was implemented. This work suggests that M&M conferences can be optimally designed to foster subsequent improvement efforts.