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The impact of surgical safety checklists on theatre departments: a critical review of the literature.

Cadman V. The impact of surgical safety checklists on theatre departments: a critical review of the literature. J Perioper Pract. 2016;26(4):62-71.

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June 22, 2016
Cadman V. J Perioper Pract. 2016;26(4):62-71.

The evidence regarding the impact of checklists on safety in health care is mixed. Exploring the improvements and challenges associated with checklists in the surgical environment, this review suggests that research focus on how to address the known barriers to checklist use to achieve progress in safety.