Blog: Checklists for safe surgery in New Zealand

20 Sep 2019 | Safe Surgery NZ

This blog by Health Quality & Safety Commission senior portfolio manager, Gary Tonkin, was first published in O&G Magazine Vol 21 No 3 Spring 2019. Reproduced with permission. 

'If I was doing a skydive, I would expect the team managing my jump to have undertaken safety checks. Surely, I should expect the same from a team managing my surgery?'

Our guest blog post today highlights the evidence for surgical checklists and briefings, and the Commission’s experience of implementing these tools nationally.

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