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Seen through the patients' eyes: surgical safety and checklists.

Bergs J, Lambrechts F, Desmedt M, et al. Seen through the patients' eyes: surgical safety and checklists. Int J Qual Health Care. 2018;30(2):118-123. doi:10.1093/intqhc/mzx180.

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February 21, 2018
Bergs J, Lambrechts F, Desmedt M, et al. Int J Qual Health Care. 2018;30(2):118-123.

Use of checklists has been widely promoted to improve surgical safety. However, little is known about how patients perceive their use. In this survey study, researchers found that patients view the surgical safety checklist favorably and believe it has a positive impact on safety.

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Bergs J, Lambrechts F, Desmedt M, et al. Seen through the patients' eyes: surgical safety and checklists. Int J Qual Health Care. 2018;30(2):118-123. doi:10.1093/intqhc/mzx180.