Measuring variation in use of the WHO surgical safety checklist in the operating room: a multicenter prospective cross-sectional study.
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This direct observation study used a standardized protocol to assess the implementation of the safe surgery checklist and found wide variation in actual use of the tool. Challenges with implementation are thought to explain varying efficacy of checklists in clinical practice, in contrast to dramatic reductions in surgical mortality and complications in clinical trials.
An evaluation of information transfer through the continuum of surgical care: a feasibility study.
Nagpal K, Vats A, Ahmed K, Vincent C, Moorthy K. Ann Surg. 2010;252:402-407.
Surgical safety checklist compliance: a job done poorly!
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Communication in the operating theatre.
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Development and content validation of a surgical safety checklist for operating theatres that use robotic technology.
Ahmed K, Khan N, Khan MS, Dasgupta P. BJU Int. 2013;111:1161-1174.