Journal Article
Study

Sustainable, effective implementation of a surgical preprocedural checklist: an "attestation" format for all operating team members.

Porter AJ, Narimasu JY, Mulroy MF, et al. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety. 2014;40:3-9.

While surgical safety checklists have proven very effective at minimizing perioperative complications, their implementation in real-world settings has been challenging. In this study, formalizing the checklist process to mandate involvement of all team members improved adherence to appropriate checklist usage.