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Journal Article
Study

A 'paperless' wall-mounted surgical safety checklist with migrated leadership can improve compliance and team engagement.

Ong APC, Devcich DA, Hannam J, et al. BMJ quality & safety. 2016;25:971-976.

This hospital introduced large print, wall-mounted checklist posters in their operating rooms (ORs) and specifically assigned the leadership of each domain of the checklist to a different OR group (anesthesia, nursing, and surgery). These inexpensive changes led to improvements in team engagement and compliance with the surgical safety checklist process.