Mission & Relevance

AHRQ WebM&M (Morbidity and Mortality Rounds on the Web) features expert analysis of medical errors reported anonymously by our readers and includes interactive learning modules on patient safety ("Spotlight Cases"). WebM&M was recently added to AHRQ PSNET, and includes Cases and Commentaries as well as Perspectives on Safety.

Go to http://psnet.ahrq.gov


The site offers Cases and related Commentaries monthly, including a “Spotlight” Case with a related quiz for CME/CMU credit.

NOTE: Permission to reprint material that AHRQ WebM&M links to on non-AHRQ sites may require contacting the copyright holder—the author or original publisher, such as a scientific journal. For original material, contact Ms. Vida Lynum, permissions manager for AHRQ PSNet and AHRQ Web M&M (phone: +1 415-476-4817; fax: +1 415-476-4818).


Depending on the depth of detail desired, the Cases, Commentaries, “Perspectives on Safety,” and “Interviews” on AHRQ WebM&M may be useful to researchers, clinicians, consumers, and policymakers.

Settings of Care

AHRQ WebM&M accepts cases involving all settings of care (ambulatory or outpatient care, acute care hospitalization, rehabilitation, and long-term care).

Participating Agencies and Institutions

AHRQ WebM&M is produced for AHRQ by a team of editors at the University of California, San Francisco, headed by Robert M. Wachter, M.D., professor and associate chairman of the Department of Medicine. The editorial team is advised by a 16-member Editorial Board and a 34-member Advisory Board, both international in scope.

Page last reviewed October 2015
Internet Citation: AHRQ WebM&M. October 2015. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/cpi/about/otherwebsites/webmm.ahrq.gov/index.html