Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) WebM&M Morbidity & Mortality Rounds on the Web


Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) WebM&M Morbidity & Mortality Rounds on the Web


This Web site is an online journal and forum on patient safety and health care quality.

The tool includes the following features:

  • Expert analysis of medical error reports submitted anonymously by Web site users, in the following clinical areas and specialties:
    • Clinical ethics
    • Critical care
    • Dentistry
    • Education
    • Emergency medicine
    • Family medicine
    • Hospital medicine
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Medical informatics
    • Medicine
    • Neurology
    • Nursing
    • Obstetrics/gynecology
    • Pathology
    • Pediatrics
    • Primary care
    • Psychiatry
    • Radiology
    • Risk management
    • Surgery/anesthesia
  • Selected “Spotlight Cases,” which are interactive learning modules featuring an expanded case and commentary, along with reader polls and quizzes. An electronic presentation version can be downloaded for educational use. Continuing medical education (CME) credit and continuing education units (CEUs) are available.
  • Case Archive, which allows users to view all cases by specialty, all cases by date, or Spotlight Cases only
  • Forums where users can discuss and debate issues related to patient safety, health care quality, and medical errors
  • Perspectives on Safety, which include an “In Conversation With” interview (also available as a podcast) and a “Perspective” on a clinical or health-related topic submitted by Web site users
  • “What’s New” from the AHRQ Patient Safety Network
  • A “Did You Know” information graphic on a patient safety or health care quality topic


University of California, San Francisco

Funding Sources:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Release Date: 2003
Review Date: 2006
Recent Summary: March 2006
Original Summary: August 2003
Last Updated: 04/14/08

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