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    Morbidity, Mortality, and Quality Review Committee

    ​​About

    The Morbidity, Mortality, and Quality Review Committee is a multidisciplinary committee established in statute by Health-General-Article §18-107, Annotated Code of Maryland. The committee’s purpose is to prevent and control morbidity and mortality associated with pregnancy, childbirth, infancy, and early childhood and to promote the welfare and hygiene of maternity and infancy.

    Maryland regulation (COMAR 10.11.06.00 - 13) describes the required actions of the Committee. These include that the Committee shall:
    1. Provide consultation to Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) teams and other MMQR teams
    2. Conduct confidential and anonymous case reviews of morbidity and mortality associated with pregnancy, childbirth, infancy, and early childhood.
      1. Individual cases or clusters of cases of morbidity or mortality;
      2. Maternal or neonatal transport to or from perinatal centers; and
      3. Aggregate or hospital-specific cases of mortality or morbidity associated with pregnancy, childbirth, infancy, or early childhood.
    3. Undertake annual statistical analysis of the incidence and cause of morbidity and mortality related to pregnancy, childbirth, infancy, and early childhood.
    4. Monitor hospital compliance with the Maryland Perinatal System Standards
    5. Determine factors contributing to morbidity and mortality, and make recommendations for strategies to prevent and reduce morbidity and mortality related to pregnancy, childbirth, infancy, and early childhood throughout the State, including recommendations for changes to law, policy, or practice to prevent and reduce morbidity and mortality and improve the system of care.

    The regulation also describes recommended actions of the Committee, including that the Committee may:
    1. Evaluate the continued effectiveness and efficiency of the Statewide morbidity, mortality, and quality review process associated with pregnancy, childbirth, infancy, and early childhood and make or recommend appropriate changes as necessary;
    2. Establish special panels or ad hoc subcommittees of the Committee as necessary to carry out the duties of the Committee;
    3. Analyze data and review reports or other information from:
      1. FIMR teams;
      2. Other MMQR teams; or
      3. Other entities which are established for the purpose of addressing an aspect of morbidity, mortality, or quality reviews associated with pregnancy, childbirth, infancy, or early childhood.
    4. Develop protocols for data collection regarding morbidity and mortality related to pregnancy, childbirth, infancy, and early childhood;
    5. Examine the policies and procedures of State and local agencies, hospitals, and other entities that participate in the system of care;
    6. Review specific cases regarding pregnancy, childbirth, infancy, or early childhood that the Committee considers necessary to perform its duties; and
    7. Coordinate its activities with other State agencies in order to avoid unnecessary duplication of effort.

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    ​Meetings
    The Morbidity, Mortality and Quality Review Committee Meeings are held Virtually.
    Next Meeting:​
    Next Meeting: Wednesday, January 11, 2022
    1:00pm - 2:30pm

    Video call Link:  https://meet.google.com/wwn-jqap-wtg​​Or dial: ‪(US) +1 316-746-4390‬

    PIN: ‪404 695 559‬#

    More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/wwn-jqap-wtg? PIN: 8220317554167

    Agenda: Meeting Agenda​ ​​