Published: 2016-12-24

Patient safety with special reference to adverse events taking place in the cases discussed in mortality and morbidity meets

Moonis Mirza, Farooq A. Jan, Fayaz Ahmad Sofi, Rauf Ahmad Wani


Background: There is an increasing belief that an institution’s ability to avoid patient harm will be realized when it creates a culture of safety among its staff members. Aims to study the cases discussed in mortality meets.

Methods: Critical analysis of cases discussed in mortality and morbidity meet were done for one year by using WHO Structured questionnaire on patient safety (RF-1 & RF-2 forms) along with their record review and interview to the concerned staff.

Results: 62 mortality and morbidity meetings were conducted during the study period of one year. Cardiac/ Respiratory arrest was the most common adverse event studied (67.7%) followed by unexpected death (48.4%). 52.7% of studied adverse events showed signs of healthcare team responsible for causing adverse events, mainly related to the therapeutic care (64.8%). 47% of adverse events were categorized preventable.

Conclusions: Mortality and Morbidity Meets should be made mandatory in all hospitals.


Mortality and Morbidity Meets, Patient safety, Preventable

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