Journal Article
Organizational Policy/Guidelines

ACOG Committee opinion #680: the use and development of checklists in obstetrics and gynecology.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' Committee on Patient Safety and Quality Improvement; ACOG.

Checklists are a common strategy to improve safety in health care settings, but they may not be successfully implemented. This review discusses the use of checklists as a cognitive aid to improve communication and reduce variation. The authors outline how to choose processes that would benefit from a checklist and suggest that providers using the checklist be actively involved in their development, implementation, and evaluation.