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Journal Article

Increasing compliance with the World Health Organization surgical safety checklist—a regional health system's experience.

Gitelis ME, Kaczynski A, Shear T, et al. American journal of surgery. 2017;214:7-13.

The World Health Organization Surgical Safety Checklist has been widely adopted. This pre–post study examined adherence to the checklist following its integration into the electronic health record. Direct observation demonstrated increased use of the checklist in electronic form from under 50% in paper form to over 90% once integrated into the electronic health record. The authors conclude that electronic health record integration increased the implementation of an evidence-based strategy.