We recommend reading Atul Gawande’s book ‘The Checklist Manifesto’. It’s a well written, fascinating story about the introduction of the WHO Safer Surgery checklist and the impact it had. This link will take you straight to Amazon if you want to buy a copy (other internet retailers exist!!) To understand the how human factors failed […]… Continue Reading
The checklist has reached ascendant status in medicine. As introduced into the mainstream by Atul Gawande, they have begun to permeate every nook of healthcare delivery. However, evidence of benefit when applied to one particular problem in one particular setting is no guarantee of universal utility.These authors performed a study in Brazilian intensive care units,… via… Continue Reading
Latest post on checklists, featuring a toad, a frog, and a black swan http://t.co/3autUnjre5 … #humanfactors #safety #checklists #QF32 — Steven Shorrock (@StevenShorrock) October 2, 2015 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js
Checklists don't work* (*sometimes, particularly if you get implementation wrong) http://t.co/x7fmCs6Pvm — Jonathan Back (@jonback) September 27, 2015 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js
Published in Nature journal this week, a useful perspective into the complexity of checklists and human factors . This nicely summarises my main debate points with Tim Leeuwenburg at SMACCGOLD . Hospital checklists are meant to save lives — so why do they often fail?
A cautionary note on checklists and healthcare..OPEN ACCESS TOO! Back to basics: checklists in aviation and healthcare
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