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Journal Article
Study

Is the Surgical Safety Checklist successfully conducted? An observational study of social interactions in the operating rooms of a tertiary hospital.

Cullati S, Le Du S, Raë A-C, et al. BMJ Quality & Safety. 2013;22.

In this study performed at a Swiss teaching hospital, adherence to the World Health Organization's surgical safety checklist was suboptimal. Although the checklist was used and time outs were conducted in nearly all procedures, many items on the checklist were left unconfirmed.