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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article

The impact of checklists on inpatient safety outcomes: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials.

Boyd J, Wu G, Stelfox H. Journal of hospital medicine. 2017;12:675-682.

Checklists are a cornerstone of patient safety. This systematic review of randomized controlled trials of checklists in acute care settings demonstrated reduced mortality, decreased postoperative complications, and improved adherence to patient safety procedures. The authors call for additional, high-quality randomized studies of checklists.