Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Surgery Checklist

Surgery Checklist Lowers Death Rate
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2009/01/14/ST2009011402914.html
Surgeons, it seems, are discovering what airline pilots learned decades ago: The human brain can't remember everything, so it's best to focus on the com


If every operating room in the United States adopted the surgical checklist, the nation could save between $15 billion and $25 billion a year on the costs of treating avoidable complications, according to calculations by the authors.


If every operating room in the United States adopted the surgical checklist, the nation could save between $15 billion and $25 billion a year on the costs of treating avoidable complications, according to calculations by the authors.

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