ACOG Committee opinion #680: the use and development of checklists in obstetrics and gynecology.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
Checklists are a common strategy to improve safety in health care settings, but they may not be successfully implemented. This review discusses the use of checklists as a cognitive aid to improve communication and reduce variation. The authors outline how to choose processes that would benefit from a checklist and suggest that providers using the checklist be actively involved in their development, implementation, and evaluation.