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Table 3 Baseline morbidity and mortality conference characteristics recorded by direct observation (n = 59)

From: Characteristics of morbidity and mortality conferences associated with the implementation of patient safety improvement initiatives, an observational study

Characteristics Number Percent
Function of the professional presenting the cases, n, (%)   
 Senior physician 34 (57.6)
 Resident 4 (6.8)
 Both 21 (35.6)
Cases presentation, n, (%)   
 Standardized with use of slides 33 (55.9)
 Chronological presentation of facts 54 (91.5)
 Presentation of literature data 13 (22.0)
Topics of discussion, n, (%)   
 Clinical practice 54 (91.5)
 Communication/organizational issues 29 (49.2)
Failures, n, (%)   
 Searched 54 (91.5)
 Searched and thoroughly analyzed 25 (42.4)
 Searched and analyzed using a structured method 3 (5.1)
Monitoring of previous initiatives, n, (%) 8 (13.6)
Length of meeting (min), median, [IQR] 87 [60─120]