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Journal Article

The morbidity and mortality meeting: time for a different approach?

Fraser J. Archives of disease in childhood. 2016;101:4-8.

Mortality and morbidity (M&M) conferences are established mechanisms to investigate care failures. Describing weaknesses of the traditional M&M conference model, this commentary advocates for a proactive risk management approach that considers the preventability of error and increases the focus on analysis, feedback, and continued learning as critical elements of improvement work.