A Surgical Safety Checklist to Reduce Morbidity and Mortality in a Global Population

@article{Haynes2009ASS,
  title={A Surgical Safety Checklist to Reduce Morbidity and Mortality in a Global Population},
  author={Alex Bernard Haynes and Thomas G. Weiser and William R. Berry and Stuart R. Lipsitz and Abdel-Hadi S Breizat and E Patchen Dellinger and Teodoro J. Herbosa and Sudhir Joseph and Pascience L Kibatala and Marie Carmela M. Lapitan and Alan Forbes Merry and K. Krishna Moorthy and Richard Reznick and Bryce Taylor and Atul A. Gawande},
  journal={Clinical Otolaryngology},
  year={2009},
  volume={35}
}
BACKGROUND Surgery has become an integral part of global health care, with an estimated 234 million operations performed yearly. Surgical complications are common and often preventable. We hypothesized that a program to implement a 19-item surgical safety checklist designed to improve team communication and consistency of care would reduce complications and deaths associated with surgery. METHODS Between October 2007 and September 2008, eight hospitals in eight cities (Toronto, Canada; New… 

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