Journal Article

The surgical safety checklist and teamwork coaching tools: a study of inter-rater reliability.

Huang LC, Conley D, Lipsitz S, et al. BMJ quality & safety. 2014;23:639-50.

The effectiveness of safety checklists depends mostly on how well they are implemented and performed—a recent study found no improvements in surgical outcomes with their adoption. This study created reliable observation tools for measuring surgical safety checklist performance and teamwork in the operating room.