Promoting Excellence : Quarterly Mortality Review

Name:
Quarterly Mortality Review

Description:
This after death review is completed by a data collector and physician. The instrument is used for assuring and evaluating continuity of care.

Category:
Evaluation Tools - Clinical Quality

Source:
Renal Palliative Care Initiative
Baystate Medical Center
759 Chestnut Street S2669
Springfield, MA 01199

Contact:
Lewis M. Cohen, M.D.
[email protected]

How the grantee used this instrument:
This review instrument has separate sections for completion by data collector and physician. The instrument is for ESRD patients who die and is completed after death for discussion at mortality conference.

Keywords:
outcomes, chart audit, quality improvement, esrd, M & M conferences

To use this tool:
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References:
Hamil MB, Teno JM, Goldman L, Lynn J et al. "Patient age and decisions to withhold life-sustaining treatment from seriously ill, hospitalized adults." Annals of Internal Medicine. 1999. 130:116-125.

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Posted April 2004

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Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care was a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation dedicated to long-term changes in health care institutions to substantially improve care for dying people and their families. Visit PromotingExcellence.org for more resources.

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