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ACOG Committee opinion #680: the use and development of checklists in obstetrics and gynecology.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ Committee on Patient Safety and Quality Improvement. Obstet Gynecol. 2016;128:e237-e240.

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July 26, 2017

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ Committee on Patient Safety and Quality Improvement. Obstet Gynecol. 2016;128:e237-e240.

Checklists are a common strategy to improve safety in health care settings, but they may not be successfully implemented. This review discusses the use of checklists as a cognitive aid to improve communication and reduce variation. The authors outline how to choose processes that would benefit from a checklist and suggest that providers using the checklist be actively involved in their development, implementation, and evaluation.