XI. The Rapid Mortality Review

  1. The Department of Medicine has a hospital wide quality improvement project where all inpatient deaths are reviewed by the Rapid Mortality Review (RMR) team.
  2. The goal of the project is to allow review of patient’s death, improve medical coding to more accurately reflect the severity of our patient’s diseases, and analyze deficiencies in systems of care.
  3. RMR will take place after IDR rounds 24-48 hrs after a patient death. The RMR team will contact attending and resident with date. Meeting is about 15minutes.
  4. All deaths, even those that are expected are reviewed.