Checklists in medicine
DISEASE INTERVENTION COMPARISON RESULTS
N Engl J Med. 2009 Jan 29;360(5):491-9 Controlled Trial (non-randomized)
IN surgery, major, non cardiac The Use of
a 19-item surgical safety checklist
As Treatment, Acute
Is better Than
not doing the checklist
To reduce death (1.5% before the checklist VS 0.8% afterward) and inpatient complications (11.0% before the checklist VS 7.0% afterward)
J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Aug;213(2):212-217.e10 Clinical Trial (non-controlled, non-randomized)
IN surgery, major, non cardiac, medical emergency, crisis The Use of
crisis checklists for the operating room
As Treatment, Acute
Is better Than
working on memory alone
To reduction in failure of adherence to critical steps in management (RR = 0.15)