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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. Use and implementation of standard operating procedures and checklists in prehospital emergency medicine: a literature review. Am J Emerg Med. 2016;34(12). doi:10.1016/j.ajem.2016.09.057.

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April 5, 2017
Chen C, Kan T, Li S, et al. Am J Emerg Med. 2016;34(12).

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.