Effect of the World Health Organization checklist on patient outcomes: a stepped wedge cluster randomized controlled trial

June 24, 2015

Source:  Annals of Surgery 261/5 pp. 821-8

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Date of publicationMay 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

Treatment-Related Mortality With Bevacizumab in Cancer Patients

April 4, 2011

Source: JAMA

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Date of publication: 02 February 2011

Publication type: Systematic review

In a nutshell:  This review incorporates a randomized control trial and to look at the risk of fatal adverse events associated with the use of Bevacizumab during chemotherapy.  The findings indicate that there is an increased likelihood of fatal adverse events for patients being treated with the drug. 

Length of publication: 7 web pages

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