Journal Article
Study

Student-observed surgical safety practices across an urban regional health authority.

Spence J, Goodwin B, Enns C, et al. BMJ quality & safety. 2011;20:580-6.

This study employed student volunteers to observe and audit adherence to the WHO surgical safety checklist. Based on observed adherence rates, the authors recommend adopting a checklist-based preoperative briefing to foster improvements.