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WHO needs changing

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 23 February 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c909
  1. Kate Hancorn, ST2 general surgery1,
  2. Stephen Blair, consultant general surgeon1
  1. 1Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Upton, Wirral CH49 5PE
  1. katehancorn{at}

    Vats and colleagues fail to recognise the intrinsic faults of the current checklist.1 If adherence to the checklist is to be improved, it must be workable and acceptable to all staff. One limiting factor to adherence was that it caused embarrassment—this would …

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