The Morbidity and Mortality (M&M) Conference Program at Bayalpata Hospital is unique for two reasons: 1) it takes place in a small hospital in an extremely resource-poor area of the world, and 2) it involves all levels of hospital staff, from clinical to administrative and managerial. Further details of the program can be found here.
The following M&M describes the case of a young pregnant woman who was found to be Hepatitis B positive. The discussion of the case delves into the hospital’s struggle to provide better Antenatal Care and to prevent Hepatitis B infection in the neonate.
Please see the full text of the mortality and morbidity review here.
Ruma Rajbhandari is a physician at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She volunteers with the Nick Simons Institute and Nyaya Health.