Journal Article
Study

Perioperative patient safety: correct patient, correct surgery, correct side--a multifaceted, cross-organizational, interventional study.

Zohar E, Noga Y, Davidson E, et al. Anesthesia and analgesia. 2007;105:443-7.

In this study, a formal checklist was implemented to ensure appropriate patient preparation for surgery, which resulted in a significant reduction in major errors over a 2-year period.