Surgical Checklists: Prevention Is Better Than Cure

Surgical Checklists: Prevention Is Better Than Cure Indian J Surg (December 2017) 79(6):580–581 DOI 10.1007/s12262-017-1665-4 LETTER TO EDITOR 1 1 1 Manu Kaushik & Gabriel Bakula & Vijay Mittal Received: 5 June 2017 /Accepted: 12 June 2017 /Published online: 19 June 2017 Association of Surgeons of India 2017 Dear Editor, daily surgical practice. These statements were in sync We are writing in response to the article BEffects of with the authors’ data of a significant reduction in the Implementation of W.H.O Surgical Safety Check List: intraoperative and post-operative surgical and anesthetic Our Institutional Analysis^ by Haridarshan et al. pub- complications with a fall in intraoperative mortality from 1.4to0.4%[1]. lished in the April 2017 edition of the Indian Journal of Surgery [1]. Since the introduction of the Surgical Different institutions react differently to such check- Checklists by W.H.O, its use has been mandated in lists and the response is highly subjective. However, operating rooms in over 4130 hospitals across 122 strict implementation of such protocols lead to a countries. It has led to an improvement in operative Hawthrone effect where individual display an improve- communication, minimization of distractions and inter- ment in performance secondary to the subjects knowl- ruptions in the operating room. This verbal confirmation edge Indian Journal of Surgery Springer Journals

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