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A Surgical Safety Checklist to Reduce Morbidity and Mortality in a Global Population’.

Haynes et al (2009)
Summary by 
Mark Egan

The Haynes paper examined checklists in eight hospitals in eight cities. They found the rate of death for patients undergoing surgey fell from 1.6% to 0.8% following the introduction of checklists. Inpatient complications also fell from 11% to 7%.