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Use and implementation of standard operating procedures and checklists in prehospital emergency medicine: a literature review.

Chen C, Kan T, Li S, et al. The American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2016;34.

Process and procedure consistency contributes to safe, highly reliable health care. This review examined the literature on the use of standard operating procedures and checklists in prehospital emergency medicine and found encouraging results on safety improvements associated with such interventions in this practice environment.