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Impact of the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist relative to its design and intended use: a systematic review and meta-meta-analysis.

Sotto KT, Burian BK, Brindle ME. Impact of the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist relative to its design and intended use: a systematic review and meta-meta-analysis. J Am Coll Surg. Epub 2021 Oct 1. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2021.08.692.

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November 24, 2021
Sotto KT, Burian BK, Brindle ME. J Am Coll Surg. 2021;Epub Oct 1.

The World Health Organization (WHO) Surgical Safety Checklist has been implemented in healthcare systems around the world. This systematic review and thematic analysis concluded that the surgical safety checklist positively impacts clinical outcomes (surgical outcomes and mortality), process measures, team dynamics, and communication, as well as safety culture. The authors note that the checklist was negatively associated with efficiency and workload; included studies often noted that checklist users felt the checklist slowed down processes within the operating room

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Sotto KT, Burian BK, Brindle ME. Impact of the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist relative to its design and intended use: a systematic review and meta-meta-analysis. J Am Coll Surg. Epub 2021 Oct 1. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2021.08.692.