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Effectiveness of surgical safety checklists in improving patient safety.

Ragusa PS, Bitterman A, Auerbach B, et al. Effectiveness of Surgical Safety Checklists in Improving Patient Safety. Orthopedics. 2016;39(2):e307-10. doi:10.3928/01477447-20160301-02.

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April 27, 2016
Ragusa PS, Bitterman A, Auerbach B, et al. Orthopedics. 2016;39(2):e307-10.

Checklists are a popular strategy to improve teamwork and prevent errors. Reviewing the evidence on the use of checklists in surgery, this commentary highlights how the tool and associated time out have reduced some adverse events and helped to manage hierarchy in the operating room.

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Ragusa PS, Bitterman A, Auerbach B, et al. Effectiveness of Surgical Safety Checklists in Improving Patient Safety. Orthopedics. 2016;39(2):e307-10. doi:10.3928/01477447-20160301-02.