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Allow teams to develop their own measures

Standardising some critical areas of practice through checklists is a useful method that works well for aviation.  It is much more practicable than the never-ending tail-chasing over irrelevant issues that ISO accreditation requires.  Checklists were extended to surgery and initially showed … Continue reading

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Horizon: How to avoid mistakes in surgery

The BBC’s Horizon: How to avoid mistakes in surgery showed how surgeons have learned from pilots, F1 racing and firefighters. They use checklists to work through the loss of situational awareness that arises during crises. The reduction in surgical mismanagement … Continue reading

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