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Rydrych D, Apold J, Harder K. Patient Saf Qual Healthc. November/December 2012;9:24-27,30-32,34.
Discussing a 5-year effort to report, analyze, and reduce wrong-site procedures, this magazine article details the lessons learned to help health care leaders implement improvements.
Postoperative sepsis in the United States.
Vogel TR, Dombrovskiy VY, Carson JL, Graham AM, Lowry SF. Ann Surg. 2010;252:1065-1071.
Communication failure in the operating room.
Halverson AL, Casey JT, Andersson J, et al. Surgery. 2011;49:305-310.
Avoiding wrong site surgery: a systematic review.
DeVine J, Chutkan N, Norvell DC, Dettori JR. Spine. 2010;35(suppl 9):S28-S36.
Surgical team member assessment of the safety of surgery practice in 38 South Carolina hospitals.
Singer SJ, Jiang W, Huang LC, et al. Med Care Res Rev. 2015;72:298-323.
Checklist usage decreases critical task omissions when training residents to separate from simulated cardiopulmonary bypass.
Petrik EW, Ho D, Elahi M, et al. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2014;28:1484-1489.
Surgical checklists unused in 10% of hospitals, CMS data shows.
Clark C. HealthLeaders Media. July 24, 2014.
Back to basics: preventing surgical site infections.
Spruce L. AORN J. 2014;99:600-611.
Often overlooked problems with handoffs: from the intensive care unit to the operating room.
Evans AS, Yee MS, Hogue CW. Anesth Analg. 2014;118:687-689.
The surgical safety checklist and teamwork coaching tools: a study of inter-rater reliability.
Huang LC, Conley D, Lipsitz S, et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2014;23:639-650.
Sustainable, effective implementation of a surgical preprocedural checklist: an "attestation" format for all operating team members.
Porter AJ, Narimasu JY, Mulroy MF, Koehler RP. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2014;40:3-9.
Surgical technology and operating-room safety failures: a systematic review of quantitative studies.
Weerakkody RA, Cheshire NJ, Riga C, et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2013;22:710-718.
Handoff checklists improve the reliability of patient handoffs in the operating room and postanesthesia care unit.
Boat AC, Spaeth JP. Paediatr Anaesth. 2013;23:647-654.
Methodology and bias in assessing compliance with a surgical safety checklist.
Poon SJ, Zuckerman SL, Mainthia R, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2013;39:77-82.
Thinking in three's: changing surgical patient safety practices in the complex modern operating room.
Gibbs VC. World J Gastroenterol. 2012;18:6712-6719.
Thirty-day outcomes support implementation of a surgical safety checklist.
Bliss LA, Ross-Richardson CB, Sanzari LJ, et al. J Am Coll Surg. 2012;215:766-776.
Perfusion safety: new initiatives and enduring principles.
Kurusz M. Perfusion. 2011;26(suppl 1):6-14.
The efficacy of medical team training: improved team performance and decreased operating room delays: a detailed analysis of 4863 cases.
Wolf FA, Way LW, Stewart L. Ann Surg. 2010;252:477-485.
Improving operating room safety.
Hurlbert SN, Garrett J. Patient Saf Surg. 2009;3:25.
Current issues in patient safety in surgery: a review.
Kim FJ, da Silva RD, Gustafson D, Nogueira L, Harlin T, Paul DL. Patient Saf Surg. 2015;9:26.
Suboptimal compliance with surgical safety checklists in Colorado: a prospective observational study reveals differences between surgical specialties.
Biffl WL, Gallagher AW, Pieracci FM, Berumen C. Patient Saf Surg. 2015;9:5.
Effectiveness of the surgical safety checklist in correcting errors: a literature review applying Reason's Swiss cheese model.
Collins SJ, Newhouse R, Porter J, Talsma A. AORN J. 2014;100:65-79.
Do safety checklists improve teamwork and communication in the operating room? A systematic review.
Russ S, Rout S, Sevdalis N, Moorthy K, Darzi A, Vincent C. Ann Surg. 2013;258:856-871.
Surgical safety checklist compliance: a job done poorly!
Sparks EA, Wehbe-Janek H, Johnson RL, Smythe WR, Papaconstantinou HT. J Am Coll Surg. 2013;217:867-873.
Cardiac surgical ICU care: eliminating "preventable" complications.
Shake JG, Pronovost PJ, Whitman GJR. J Card Surg. 2013;28:406-413.
The use of a checklist in a pediatric oncology clinic.
McLean TW, White GM, Bagliani AF, Lovato JF. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2013;60:1855-1899.
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