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Journal Article

Mobilising or standing still? A narrative review of Surgical Safety Checklist knowledge as developed in 25 highly cited papers from 2009 to 2016.

Mitchell B, Cristancho S, Nyhof BB, et al. BMJ quality & safety. 2017;26:837-844.

Checklists have been heralded as an important tool to improve health care safety. This review examined whether the science supports that recognition. Numerous studies have been published, but the literature base hasn't been developed to fully understand the complexities of surgical checklist implementation programs.