Journal Article

Use of a daily goals checklist for morning ICU rounds: a mixed-methods study.

Centofanti JE; Duan EH; Hoad NC; Swinton ME; Perri D; Waugh L; Cook DJ.

This direct observation study found frequent use of and satisfaction with a checklist of daily goals for patients in an intensive care unit. The intervention was associated with improved communication and fewer errors of omission. Although checklists are widely promoted for patient safety, a recent study suggests that they should be evaluated after implementation.