Meta-analysis of surgical safety checklist effects on teamwork, communication, morbidity, mortality, and safety.

  title={Meta-analysis of surgical safety checklist effects on teamwork, communication, morbidity, mortality, and safety.},
  author={Vanessa Lyons and Lori L. Popejoy},
  journal={Western journal of nursing research},
  volume={36 2},
The purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness of surgical safety checklists on teamwork, communication, morbidity, mortality, and compliance with safety measures through meta-analysis. Four meta-analyses were conducted on 19 studies that met the inclusion criteria. The effect size of checklists on teamwork and communication was 1.180 (p = .003), on morbidity and mortality was 0.123 (p = .003) and 0.088 (p = .001), respectively, and on compliance with safety measures was 0.268 (p… CONTINUE READING
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