News spotlight: Checklist helps hospitals make 40% cut in surgery-related deaths

Nurse Leader Insider, January 26, 2009

The solution to slashing surgical deaths and complications may come in the form of a 19-item checklist. A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine examining eight hospitals’ surgical teams across the globe found average patient death rates dropped more than 40% after implementing a 19-item checklist.

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