Effective surgical safety checklist implementation.

  title={Effective surgical safety checklist implementation.},
  author={Dante M. Conley and Sara J. Singer and Lizabeth Edmondson and William R. Berry and Atul A. Gawande},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  volume={212 5},
BACKGROUND Research suggests that surgical safety checklists can reduce mortality and other postoperative complications. The real world impact of surgical safety checklists on patient outcomes, however, depends on the effectiveness of hospitals' implementation processes. STUDY DESIGN We studied implementation processes in 5 Washington State hospitals by… CONTINUE READING