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

Haynes et al (2009)
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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%.