Review: Checklists reduce surgical blood loss, other complications

06/3/2014 |

A review of seven studies by Australian researchers found that the use of safety checklists in surgery was associated with substantial reductions in blood loss, wound infections and overall complication rates. However, checklists were not linked to lower rates of death, pneumonia or unscheduled returns to the operating room. The findings were published in the journal Anesthesiology.

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