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Do we really need to pretend that CLEAN CUT is an acronym for 'checklist expansion for antisepsis and infection control—customisation, use, and training'? The WHO Safe Surgery Checklist owes much of its success to its relevance, simplicity and clarity. Surely CLEAN CUT simply means what it says - LOUD & CLEAR!
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14 May 2016
Mark W Davies
Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.