Prevention of surgical malpractice claims by use of a surgical safety checklist.

@article{Vries2011PreventionOS,
  title={Prevention of surgical malpractice claims by use of a surgical safety checklist.},
  author={Eefje N. de Vries and Manon P Eikens-Jansen and Alice M Hamersma and Susanne M. Smorenburg and Dirk Joan Gouma and Marja A. Boermeester},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={253 3},
  pages={624-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess what proportion of surgical malpractice claims might be prevented by the use of a surgical safety checklist. BACKGROUND Surgical disciplines are overrepresented in the distribution of adverse events. The recently described multidisciplinary SURgical PAtient Safety System (SURPASS) checklist covers the entire surgical pathway from admission to discharge and is being validated in various ways. Malpractice claims constitute an important source of information on adverse events… CONTINUE READING

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