Journal Article
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The introduction of a Neurosurgical Postoperative Checklist improved quality of care and patient safety.

Hall AJ, Toner NS, Bhatt PM. The introduction of a Neurosurgical Postoperative Checklist improved quality of care and patient safety. Br J Neurosurg. Oct 2019 [epub April 2019];33(5):495-499.

Research has found that checklists can improve patient safety in various surgical specialties but their use in neurosurgery is limited. This single center study implemented a neurosurgical postoperative checklist, which resulted in more patients undergoing a postoperative review and increases in appropriate medication prescribing.