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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Review

Do safety checklists improve teamwork and communication in the operating room? A systematic review.

Russ S, Rout S, Sevdalis N, et al. Annals of surgery. 2013;258:856-71.

This systematic review found that safety checklists in the operating room measurably augment teamwork and communication, which may explain how they improve patient outcomes.