Journal Article
Commentary

Effectiveness of surgical safety checklists in improving patient safety.

Ragusa PS; Bitterman A; Auerbach B; Healy WA III.

Checklists are a popular strategy to improve teamwork and prevent errors. Reviewing the evidence on the use of checklists in surgery, this commentary highlights how the tool and associated time out have reduced some adverse events and helped to manage hierarchy in the operating room.