Practical Reviews

Checklists for Patient Care -- Improving Outcomes or Cookie-Cutter Medicine?

Background: Checklists are an effective tool to ensure adherence to clinical processes, but little data exist regarding their use in the management of postoperative complications. Objective: To evaluate whether standardized checklists for the management of postoperative complications are effective in reducing incidence of management errors. Design: Randomized trial in a simulated clinical environment. Methods: 6 unique cases of postoperative complications were created for a simulat more...
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