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Checklists to Improve Patient Safety

To improve patient safety and quality outcomes, health care professionals are using multiple methods to reduce patient harm and eliminate medical errors. One method being implemented more and more is the checklist. In his book “The Checklist Manifesto,” Atul Gawande, MD, analyzes the positive impact of checklists used in many fields, including health care, to handle “the volume and complexity of what we know.”

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