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Journal Article

Surgical safety checklist compliance: a job done poorly!

Sparks EA, Wehbe-Janek H, Johnson RL, et al. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2013;217:867-73.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.