The role of the surgical morbidity and mortality (M & M) conference as a forum for examination of surgical failure may remain unclear.
This paper reports the results of a national survey of surgical faculty and trainees regarding the role and effectiveness of the M & M conference.
Based on focus groups and pilot studies from multiple institutions in one geographic area, a questionnaire addressing critical issues in attitudes toward the M & M conference was sent to 1,100 randomly chosen subjects nationwide : 500 residents and 600 staff.
The survey includes individual and institutional demographic information, 15 statements answered using a Likert scale, and 2 open-ended questions.
Faculty response rate was 501 of 600 (83%) and resident response rate was 166 of 500 (33%). Responses were generally positive in both groups, with staff showing small but significantly more positive attitudes than residents.
A higher proportion of residents characterize the M & M conference as too defensive.
The M & M conference is fulfilling its potential as a teaching tool but there may be room for improvement as residents view the experience slightly less positively than faculty.
This questionnaire provides a perspective of expectations for the M & M conference, allowing educators to optimize its effectiveness.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Personnel sanitaire, Chirurgien, Etudiant, Autoévaluation, Questionnaire, Formation professionnelle, Enseignement professionnel, Efficacité, Congrès, Morbidité, Mortalité, Postopératoire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : United States, North America, America, Health staff, Surgeon, Student, Self evaluation, Questionnaire, Occupational training, Occupational education, Efficiency, Congress, Morbidity, Mortality, Postoperative
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0235675
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 16/11/1999.