Journal Article
Study

Surgical safety checklist: implementation in an ambulatory surgical facility.

Morgan PJ; Cunningham L; Mitra S; Wong N; Wu W; Noguera V; Li M; Semple J.

An attempt to adapt the World Health Organization's surgical safety checklist to ambulatory surgery was unsuccessful, as operating room staff failed to use the checklist consistently. The authors ascribe this result to staff perceptions that the checklist was overly long and had been imposed without a clear rationale.