Implementing a pre-operative checklist to increase patient safety: a 1-year follow-up of personnel attitudes.


BACKGROUND The operating room is a complex work environment with a high potential for adverse events. Protocols for perioperative verification processes have increasingly been recommended by professional organizations during the last few years. We assessed personnel attitudes to a pre-operative checklist ('time out') immediately before start of the… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1399-6576.2009.02109.x


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