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Improving quality assurance through psychiatric mortality and morbidity conferences in a university hospital.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1587509     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To make quality assurance more outcome oriented, the department of psychiatry in a university hospital developed a program of psychiatric mortality and morbidity conferences for reviewing cases with undesirable outcomes. The conference combines aspects of a traditional medical mortality and morbidity conference with features of utilization review and risk management. Case review is focused on mortality, morbidity, or specific indicators developed by the departmental services involved and on a determination of whether an adverse outcome was avoidable, possibly avoidable, or unavoidable. The authors summarize the 100 cases reviewed in the first seven months. They believe the focus on outcome gives the method a useful role in quality assurance; advantages include its recognizable contributions to continuing education and training.
J D Kinzie; R A Maricle; J D Bloom; P K Leung; R R Goetz; C M Singer; N G Hamilton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hospital & community psychiatry     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0022-1597     ISO Abbreviation:  Hosp Community Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1992 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-06-23     Completed Date:  1992-06-23     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0040250     Medline TA:  Hosp Community Psychiatry     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  470-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychiatry, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland 97201.
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MeSH Terms
Cause of Death*
Hospital Mortality / trends*
Hospitals, University / standards
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
Mental Disorders / mortality*,  rehabilitation
Oregon / epidemiology
Patient Care Team / trends
Psychiatric Department, Hospital / standards*
Quality Assurance, Health Care / organization & administration*
Risk Management / trends

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