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Journal Article

More than a tick box: medical checklist development, design, and use.

Burian BK, Clebone A, Dismukes K, et al. Anesthesia and analgesia. 2018;126:223-232.

Checklists are widely advocated in health care to promote safety and reduce errors, but the evidence to support their impact is mixed. This commentary recommends a user-focused framework to address contextual issues that may affect checklist implementation, from the conception and development of a checklist through its use and retirement.