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Restructuring the Morbidity and Mortality Conference in a Department of Pediatrics to serve as a vehicle for system changes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23034949     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: Morbidity and Mortality conference (MMC) serves an important role in medical care and education. We restructured our Department of Pediatrics MMC to focus on multidisciplinary participation and improved communication among disciplines, quality improvement, and system changes for safer clinical care and enhanced learning from adverse outcomes.
METHOD: The structure and philosophy of the Department of Pediatrics MMC was changed. We present guiding principles for the restructuring process and evaluation results postrestructuring, which examined achievement of conference goals, including quality improvement.
RESULTS: The MMC led to system changes within the Department of Pediatrics as well as other parts of the hospital. Satisfaction with these changes was high among conference participants, who felt that the conference achieved its goals of including multiple disciplines and creating system changes.
CONCLUSIONS: The successful change in the focus of the pediatric MMC conference resulted in significant hospital-wide system changes, quality improvements, enhanced education, and departmental satisfaction.
Shervin Rabizadeh; W Adam Gower; Kurlen Payton; Kathryn Miller; Kimberly Vera; Janet R Serwint
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-10-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical pediatrics     Volume:  51     ISSN:  1938-2707     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Pediatr (Phila)     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-31     Completed Date:  2013-04-26     Revised Date:  2014-02-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372606     Medline TA:  Clin Pediatr (Phila)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1079-86     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Academic Medical Centers
Clinical Competence
Congresses as Topic / organization & administration*
Hospital Departments / organization & administration
Interdisciplinary Communication
Los Angeles
Morbidity* / trends
Mortality* / trends
Organizational Innovation*
Pediatrics / education,  organization & administration*
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Quality Improvement*
Grant Support

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