Journal Article

Medical morbidity and mortality conferences: past, present and future.

George J.

Morbidity and mortality (M&M) conferences were traditionally promoted as a strategy to learn from adverse events. This review explores the history of M&M conferences in medicine, including their use in identifying medical errors and their educational benefits. The author explains why M&M conferences that are multidisciplinary in nature and embody a blame-free approach to learning are likely to be more successful for the learner and for the organization supporting the program.