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The Quality Improvement (QI) Conference was created in place of the common Morbidity and Mortality' conference, which is not easily applicable to radiology. The common goal of the QI Conference is to discuss cases that contain radiographic-diagnostic errors that could lead to unexpected morbidity, mortality, or suspected medical error. To minimize stigma, cases were presented by the senior resident involved, and attending physicians were not invited to the conference. The Quality Improvement Conference has been active for approximately 30 months. The participating residents were surveyed 18 months after QI conference inception to gauge efficacy. Based on the survey results, the conference was shown to overall be beneficial for education and future call, along with possible benefits in patient care.'


Presented at GME Quality retreat on September 14, 2016