Letters Surgical safety checklists

What the papers say

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b517 (Published 10 February 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b517
  1. Ivan P Hudecek, consultant anaesthetist1
  1. 1Manor Hospital, Walsall WS2 9PS
  1. hudecek{at}btinternet.com

    If the results of the WHO surgical safety study are confirmed by further trials then the introduction of the safety checklist must rank as one of the greatest discoveries in the history of surgery, probably even eclipsing the introduction of antisepsis, asepsis, and antibiotics.1 2 Soar and colleagues don’t praise the study enough.3 …

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