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An overview of the use and implementation of checklists in surgical specialities - a systematic review.

Patel J, Ahmed K, Guru KA, et al. An overview of the use and implementation of checklists in surgical specialities - a systematic review. Int J Surg. 2014;12(12):1317-23. doi:10.1016/j.ijsu.2014.10.031.

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February 25, 2015
Patel J, Ahmed K, Guru KA, et al. Int J Surg. 2014;12(12):1317-23.

This systematic review includes 16 studies that assessed the use and impact of the World Health Organization's surgical safety checklist. The authors conclude that checklist use has significantly improved patient outcomes across various surgical specialties.

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Patel J, Ahmed K, Guru KA, et al. An overview of the use and implementation of checklists in surgical specialities - a systematic review. Int J Surg. 2014;12(12):1317-23. doi:10.1016/j.ijsu.2014.10.031.