Compliance with the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist: deviations and possible improvements.

  title={Compliance with the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist: deviations and possible improvements.},
  author={Christofer Rydenf{\"a}lt and Gerd Johansson and Per Odenrick and Kristina {\AA}kerman and Per Anders Larsson},
  journal={International journal for quality in health care : journal of the International Society for Quality in Health Care},
  volume={25 2},
BACKGROUND Previous research suggests that the World Health Organization Surgical Safety Checklist time-out reduces communication failures and medical complications and supports development of better safety attitudes. Previous research also indicates that different values can affect the implementation of interventions. OBJECTIVE To investigate the actual usage of the checklist in practice and to catalogue deviations for the purpose of identifying improvements. DESIGN Twenty-four surgical… CONTINUE READING

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