Multi-institutional evaluation of a sinus surgery checklist.

@article{Soler2012MultiinstitutionalEO,
  title={Multi-institutional evaluation of a sinus surgery checklist.},
  author={Zachary M Soler and David A Poetker and Luke R Rudmik and Alkis James Psaltis and John D Clinger and Jess C. Mace and Timothy L Smith},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  year={2012},
  volume={122 10},
  pages={2132-6}
}
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To examine the frequency of safe surgical practices specific to endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) before and after implementation of a checklist at four institutions across North America. STUDY DESIGN Prospective, multi-institutional, observational study. METHODS Consecutive surgeries were observed at four institutions before (n = 100) and after (n = 100) implementation of the ESS Checklist. A passive observer documented whether 10 specific tasks were performed by the… CONTINUE READING

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