Morbidity and mortality conferences (MMCs) are a core component of surgical quality improvement (QI) efforts throughout the developed world. Although MMCs have been adopted in several low-to-middle income countries (LMIC), little is known about their early development and implementation.1
Armenia is an LMIC and former Soviet Republic with a population of nearly 3 million.2 In Armenia, most hospitals have only rudimentary QI programs, and very few institutions conduct MMCs.3 To understand the opportunities and barriers to developing MMCs, we assessed the attitudes and perceptions of hospital-based physicians in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, and compared these attitudes and perceptions between surgical and nonsurgical clinicians.
Rouch JD, Dawes AJ, Garber K, Sukhudyan B, Shekherdimian S. Attitudes Toward Morbidity and Mortality Conferences Among Medical and Surgical Pediatric Specialists in Armenia. JAMA Surg. 2017;152(12):1178–1180. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.2974