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Mobilising a team for the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist: a qualitative video study.

Korkiakangas T. Mobilising a team for the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist: a qualitative video study. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017;26(3):177-188. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2015-004887.

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March 1, 2017
Korkiakangas T. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017;26(3):177-188.

Use of the World Health Organization Surgical Safety Checklist can be effective at preventing operative complications, but its utility outside of research settings has been limited by inconsistent implementation. Using video observation and ethnographic analysis of surgical procedures at a British teaching hospital, investigators found that failure to properly mobilize the operating room team to participate in a timeout or signout at the appropriate stage of the procedure often resulted in ineffective checklist usage.

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Korkiakangas T. Mobilising a team for the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist: a qualitative video study. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017;26(3):177-188. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2015-004887.

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