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Journal Article

Morbidity and mortality conferences: a narrative review of strategies to prioritize quality improvement.

Giesbrecht V, Au S. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety. 2016;42:516-527.

Morbidity and mortality (M&M) conferences were developed to enable clinicians to discuss and learn from adverse events. This review explores examples of M&M programs that emphasize quality improvement and a culture of safety and determined common themes, including defining the purpose and goals of the M&M conference, identifying appropriate cases, and establishing follow-up responsibilities.