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Surgical safety checklist compliance: a job done poorly!

Sparks EA, Wehbe-Janek H, Johnson RL, et al. Surgical Safety Checklist compliance: a job done poorly!. J Am Coll Surg. 2013;217(5):867-73.e1-3. doi:10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2013.07.393.

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September 11, 2013
Sparks EA, Wehbe-Janek H, Johnson RL, et al. J Am Coll Surg. 2013;217(5):867-73.e1-3.

The Surgical Safety Checklist was reliably completed in this study, however, individual items were often completed inaccurately when compared with other sources of patient-level data. This study adds to a growing body of literature showing that checklists can be a difficult intervention to implement in routine clinical practice.

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Sparks EA, Wehbe-Janek H, Johnson RL, et al. Surgical Safety Checklist compliance: a job done poorly!. J Am Coll Surg. 2013;217(5):867-73.e1-3. doi:10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2013.07.393.