Ask ECRI: Mortality Reviews Can Identify Quality-of-Care Issues

October 29, 2019 | Ambulatory Care Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance

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A member recently asked ECRI Institute for guidance on the practice of facilities or centers conducting proactive death reviews after learning of a patient's passing.

In our response, we acknowledge that conducting death reviews—also commonly known as mortality reviews—can help provide understanding of quality-of-care issues associated with patient deaths. By conducting such reviews, health centers and facilities can identify gaps in...

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