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Journal Article

Effectiveness of the surgical safety checklist in correcting errors: a literature review applying Reason's Swiss cheese model.

Collins SJ, Newhouse R, Porter J, et al. AORN journal. 2014;100:65-79.e5.

Organizations including The Joint Commission, the World Health Organization, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have focused on improving surgical safety. Using Reason's Swiss cheese model, this review analyzes the evidence for surgical checklist implementation to determine its usefulness in preventing wrong-site surgery and recommends tactics to address weaknesses.