Journal Article

Evaluation of a patient safety programme on Surgical Safety Checklist compliance: a prospective longitudinal study.

Gillespie BM; Harbeck EL; Lavin J; Hamilton K; Gardiner T; Withers TK; Marshall AP.

Checklists like the Universal Protocol are a widely accepted strategy for reducing wrong site, wrong procedure, and wrong patient surgeries. The authors describe a campaign that improved checklist participation and completion in an academic hospital in Australia. A PSNet interview with Lucian Leape explored the challenges of achieving robust and universal use of checklists.