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Journal Article
Commentary

Time out! Rethinking surgical safety: more than just a checklist.

Weinger MB. BMJ Qual Saf. 2021;Epub Mar 25.

Checklists are widely used strategies for error reduction and improved communication. This editorial discusses the limitations of checklists for perioperative safety (i.e., when used in isolation or implemented incorrectly) and suggests that safety initiatives taking a systems-oriented approach and organizational buy-in can lead to both perioperative and general safety improvements.