Source: Annals of Surgery 261/5 pp. 821-8
Date of publication: May 2015
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: There have been reports of reductions of morbidity and mortality after implementation of the World Health Organization’s Surgical Safety Checklist (SSC) in pre-/post designed studies without controls. The authors of this study report a randomized controlled trial of the SSC. They concluded that implementation of the WHO SSC was associated with robust reduction in morbidity and length of in-hospital stay and some reduction in mortality.
Length of Publication: 8 pages