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The morbidity and mortality conference: opportunities for enhancing patient safety.

Lazzara EH, Salisbury M, Hughes AM, et al. The morbidity and mortality conference: opportunities for enhancing patient safety. J Patient Saf. 2022;18(1):e275-e281. doi: 10.1097/pts.0000000000000765

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February 9, 2022
Lazzara EH, Salisbury M, Hughes AM, et al. J Patient Saf. 2022;18(1):e275-e281.

Morbidity and mortality conferences (MMC) serve as a way for health care teams to discuss adverse events and errors with the goal of improving patient safety. This article presents five recommendations to improve MMC: encourage culture change; allocate ample time for open communication to foster innovative thinking; take a global approach; learn from errors and near misses; and do not just talk the talk, but also walk the walk.

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Lazzara EH, Salisbury M, Hughes AM, et al. The morbidity and mortality conference: opportunities for enhancing patient safety. J Patient Saf. 2022;18(1):e275-e281. doi: 10.1097/pts.0000000000000765