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ERIC Number: EJ861507
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1042-9670
Psychiatry Morbidity and Mortality Rounds: Implementation and Impact
Goldman, Stuart; Demaso, David R.; Kemler, Beth
Academic Psychiatry, v33 n5 p383-388 Sep-Oct 2009
Objective: This study assessed the implementation of psychiatry morbidity and mortality rounds (M&Ms) on the clinical and educational practice in a children's hospital. Methods: Attendees to monthly M&Ms between July 2005 and May 2007 included staff and trainees from psychiatry, psychology, nursing, and social work. Cases were selected based on a priori risk criteria and each rated on the hospital's four-level risk management scale. M&Ms were reviewed for recurrent patterns that contributed to adverse patient care. Attendees completed a survey at the end of each year, evaluating the educational value of the rounds. Results: Possible opportunities for patient care improvement were found in 80% of the cases and fell into four overlapping areas: diagnostic/formulation errors, communication problems, system-based problems, and class/culture misunderstandings. Identifying these problems led to corrective actions and positive changes in patient care. Conclusion: M&Ms appear to be a potentially productive venue for self-appraisal and case review to aid psychiatry programs in patient safety efforts and clinician education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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