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    Surgical safety checklists

       

    Daniel Jolley.

    11 articles.

    Created July 4, 2015, last updated 12 days ago.


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    The World Health Organisation's Surgical Safety Checklist has been adopted and implemented by many hospitals throughout the world: from large tertiary teaching hospitals in wealthy countries, to small hospitals in low-resource settings.

    The benefits to each hospital however are likely not the same. Does the WHO SSC implemented in a hospital that already has a 'Time Out' process bring the same benefit, if any, as to a hospital for which the checklist was completely new? Possibly not.

    Several studies across a wide range of health systems have shown conflicting results in terms of reducing morbidity, mortality and length of stay.

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    Use of the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist reduces perioperative morbidity and mortality in low resource settings.

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