[Morbidity and mortality conferences in Lower Saxony: Implementation status and further development needs].

Schwappach, David L B; Häsler, Lynn; Strodtmann, Lena; Siggelkow, Anouk (2018). [Morbidity and mortality conferences in Lower Saxony: Implementation status and further development needs]. Zeitschrift für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität im Gesundheitswesen, 135-136, pp. 34-40. Elsevier, Urban & Fischer 10.1016/j.zefq.2018.06.004

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BACKGROUND

Morbidity and mortality conferences (M&MC) are a tool to foster individual and organizational learning in hospitals, and they are important to improve patient safety. So far, no data has been available about the implementation of M&MC in Lower Saxony and the characteristics of M&MCs. The aim of this study was to assess the status quo of M&MC in Lower Saxony and to identify the potential for improvement.

METHODS

A cross-sectional survey study was conducted among chief physicians in surgery, internal medicine, anesthesiology/intensive care, gynecology/obstetrics and pediatrics (response rate: 50 %).

RESULTS

Apart from technical topics (37 %), the main issues addressed are process (92 %) and teamwork (64 %) issues. The results also show a strong heterogeneity in terms of structures and processes of implemented M&MC in Lower Saxony. Despite a high level of satisfaction (85 %) and perceived effectiveness (93 %), most participants see potential for improvement of "their" M&MC (58 %).

CONCLUSION

Chief physicians in Lower Saxony report both a high level of acceptance and the need for further improvement of the M&MCs, which represents good preconditions for further development towards effective M&MCs.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM)

UniBE Contributor:

Schwappach, David

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 360 Social problems & social services

ISSN:

1865-9217

Publisher:

Elsevier, Urban & Fischer

Language:

German

Submitter:

Tanya Karrer

Date Deposited:

19 Jul 2018 14:02

Last Modified:

24 Oct 2019 07:11

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.zefq.2018.06.004

PubMed ID:

30007770

Uncontrolled Keywords:

M&MC MMK Morbiditäts- und Mortalitätskonferenzen Patientensicherheit clinical learning klinische Ausbildung morbidity and mortality conference organisationales Lernen organizational learning patient safety

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.118762

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/118762

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