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Effect of the surgical safety checklist on provider and patient outcomes: a systematic review.

Armstrong BA, Dutescu IA, Nemoy L, et al. Effect of the surgical safety checklist on provider and patient outcomes: a systematic review. BMJ Qual Saf. Epub 2022 Apr 7. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2021-014361

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April 27, 2022
Armstrong BA, Dutescu IA, Nemoy L, et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2022;31(6):463-478.

Despite widespread use of surgical safety checklists (SSC), its success in improving patient outcomes remains inconsistent, potentially due to variations in implementation and completion methods. This systematic review sought to identify how many studies describe the ways in which the SSC was implemented and completed, and the impact on provider outcomes, patient outcomes, and moderating factors. A clearer positive relationship was seen for provider outcomes (e.g., communication) than for patient outcomes (e.g., mortality).

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Armstrong BA, Dutescu IA, Nemoy L, et al. Effect of the surgical safety checklist on provider and patient outcomes: a systematic review. BMJ Qual Saf. Epub 2022 Apr 7. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2021-014361