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Checking In on the Checklist.

Buissonniere M. Checking In on the Checklist. Brooklyn NY: Lifebox and Ariadne Labs; 2020.

Checklists are integrated into error reduction strategies and healthcare team communication efforts worldwide but implementation and impact of the tool varies widely. This report examines the use of the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist and barriers to its uptake which include lack of effective staff introduction to the content, misperceptions about the time needed to use the tool and ineffective local contextualization of the content and process.