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Use of the WHO surgical safety checklist in trauma and orthopaedic patients.

Sewell M, Adebibe M, Jayakumar P, et al. Use of the WHO surgical safety checklist in trauma and orthopaedic patients. International orthopaedics. 2011;35(6):897-901. doi:10.1007/s00264-010-1112-7.

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Sewell M, Adebibe M, Jayakumar P, et al. International orthopaedics. 2011;35:897-901.

This study found that adoption of the WHO surgical checklist improved targeted processes of care but failed to generate significant reductions in early major complications or mortality.

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Sewell M, Adebibe M, Jayakumar P, et al. Use of the WHO surgical safety checklist in trauma and orthopaedic patients. International orthopaedics. 2011;35(6):897-901. doi:10.1007/s00264-010-1112-7.