Surgery Checklist Found To Greatly Reduce Surgical Errors And Unnecessary Injuries And Deaths
Surgery Checklist Found to Greatly Reduce Surgical Errors and Unnecessary Injuries and Deaths
An international pilot program that introduced a Surgical Patient Safety Checklist in eight hospitals in eight cities around the world resulted in nearly one third fewer deaths and complications among a diverse adult patient population undergoing non-cardiac surgery.
The findings were written up in the January 14, 2009 online edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. The lawyers at Berger & Lagnese, LLC specialize in medical malpractice cases involving surgical and hospital error.