General articles related to safe surgery and improving perioperative care

Association between implementation of a medical team training program and surgical morbidity, Archives of Surgery 2011, Young-Xu, http://archsurg.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1107263

Association Between Implementation of a Medical Team Training Program and Surgical Mortality, JAMA 2010, Neily http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=186748

Improving operating room safety, Patient Safety in Surgery 2009, Hurlbert http://www.pssjournal.com/content/3/1/25

Retained Surgical Items: A Problem Yet to Be Solved, Journal of the American College of Surgeons http://www.journalacs.org/article/S1072-7515(12)01124-6/abstract

Role of anesthesiologists in WHO safe surgery programs, International Anesthesiology Clinics 2010, Merry, http://journals.lww.com/anesthesiaclinics/Citation/2010/04820/Role_of_Anesthesiologists_in_WHO_Safe_Surgery.13.aspx

Safe surgery implementation in Thailand, AORN Journal 2009, Kasatpibal, http://www.aornjournal.org/article/S0001-2092(09)00694-2/abstract

Surgical safety checklist articles

A surgical safety checklist for Australia and New Zealand, ANZ Journal of Surgery 2010, Gough http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1445-2197.2009.05166.x/abstract;jsessionid=E8020841EC54A5C63A7D0CBB7FD94098.d01t02

A Surgical Safety Checklist to Reduce Morbidity and Mortality in a Global Population, New England Journal of Medicine 2009, Haynes http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMsa0810119 external link

Adopting a surgical safety checklist could save money and improve the quality of care in U.S. hospitals, Health Affairs (Millwood) 2010, Semel http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/29/9/1593.long

Barriers to staff adoption of a surgical safety checklist, BMJ Quality and Safety 2012, Fourcade http://qualitysafety.bmj.com/content/21/3/191.long

Briefings, checklists, geese, and surgical safety, Annals of Surgical Oncology 2010, Karl, http://www.springerlink.com/content/6x37w435wp32203t/

Compliance and quality in administration of a Surgical Safety Checklist in a tertiary New Zealand hospital, New Zealand Medical Journal 2011, Vogts, http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/124-1342/4865/

Does using the WHO surgical checklist improve compliance to venous thromboembolism prophylaxis guidelines? The Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland 2010, Truran http://www.thesurgeon.net/article/S1479-666X(10)00274-X/abstract

Effect of a 19-item surgical safety checklist during urgent operations in a global patient population, Annals of Surgery 2012, Weiser, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=effect%20of%20a%2019-item%20surgical%20safety%20checklist

Effect of a Comprehensive Surgical Safety System on Patient Outcomes, New England Journal of Medicine 2010, de Vries http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMsa0911535

Effects of the introduction of the WHO "Surgical Safety Checklist" on in-hospital mortality: a cohort study, Annals of Surgery 2012, van Klei, http://journals.lww.com/annalsofsurgery/pages/articleviewer.aspx?year=2012&issue=01000&article=00008&type=abstract

Evaluation of a preoperative checklist and team briefing among surgeons, nurses, and anesthesiologists to reduce failures in communication, Archives of Surgery 2008, Lingard http://archsurg.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=401280

Getting teams to talk: development and pilot implementation of a checklist to promote interprofessional communication in the OR, BMJ Quality and Safety 2005, Lingard, http://qualitysafety.bmj.com/content/14/5/340.long

How implementing the surgical safety checklist improved staff teamwork in theatre, Nursing Times 2010, Bell http://www.nursingtimes.net/how-implementing-the-surgical-safety-checklist-improved-staff-teamwork-in-theatre/5013056.article

Implementing a pediatric surgical safety checklist in the OR and beyond, AORN Journal 2010, Norton, http://www.aornjournal.org/article/S0001-2092(10)00439-4/abstract

Implementing a surgical checklist: More than checking a box, Surgery 2012, Levy, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0039606012002425

Implementation of the World Health Organisation Surgical Safety Checklist: implications for anaesthetists, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care 2010, Keane, http://www.aaic.net.au/Document/?D=20090974

Incorporating the World Health Organization Surgical Safety Checklist into practice at two hospitals in Liberia, The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety 2012, Yuan, http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/jcaho/jcjqs/2012/00000038/00000006/art00002

Perspectives in quality: designing the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist, International Journal for Quality in Health Care 2010, Weiser, http://intqhc.oxfordjournals.org/content/22/5/365.long

Practical challenges of introducing WHO surgical checklist: UK pilot experience, BMJ 2010, Vats, http://www.bmj.com/content/340/bmj.b5433?view=long&pmid=20071413

Strategies for Improving Surgical Quality — Checklists and Beyond, New England Journal of Medicine 2010, Birkmeyer http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMe1009542

The Checklist Manifesto: How to get things right. New York: Metropolitan Books 2009, Gawande, http://gawande.com/the-checklist-manifesto

The WHO checklist: a global tool to prevent errors in surgery, patient Safety in Surgery 2009, Panesar, http://www.pssjournal.com/content/3/1/9

The World Health Organization Surgical Safety Checklist, British Journal of Hospital Medicine 2010, Sparkes, http://www.bjhm.co.uk/cgi-bin/go.pl/library/article.cgi?uid=47908;article=hm_71_5_276_280

The World Health Organisation surgical safety checklist, Clinical Otolaryngology 2012, Karamchandani http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1749-4486.2010.02153.x/abstract

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