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The surgical ward round checklist: Improving patient safety and clinical documentation.

Krishnamohan N, Maitra I, Shetty VD. The surgical ward round checklist: Improving patient safety and clinical documentation. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare. Sep 2019;12:789-794.

This paper describes the implementation of a checklist to standardize performance and minimize errors within a general surgery unit. In the three months following implementation of a surgical ward round checklist; authors report reductions in prescription, antibiotic, fluid balance and patient observation chart errors.