Journal Article

Is communication improved with the implementation of an obstetrical version of the World Health Organization safe surgery checklist?

Govindappagari S, Guardado A, Goffman D, et al. Journal of patient safety. 2016.

Checklists have been shown to improve safety in the surgical setting. This retrospective chart review examined communication among staff members before and after implementation of an obstetric checklist for cesarean deliveries. Investigators found better agreement about reason for cesarean deliveries among the obstetric, anesthesiology, and pediatric staff after implementation of their checklist.