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Hamblin J. The Atlantic. March 17, 2014.
Reporting on the use of checklists, this magazine article describes studies that identified benefits, such as reduced complication rates, along with research that questioned the effectiveness of checklists in improving safety. The article also discusses how these assessments may influence checklist application in health care over time.
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Smith ER, Butler WE, Barker FG 2nd. J Neurosurg. 2006;105(suppl 3):169-176.
The authors explored whether the quality of care over the summer months is less than reliable due to the influx of interns and residents. They found no increase in errors in pediatric brain tumor and shunt surgeries during July and August.