Checklists save lives

Bull World Health Organ. 2008 Jul;86(7):501-2. doi: 10.2471/blt.08.010708.


A WHO initiative to encourage surgeons across the world to use checklists when they operate on patients was launched last month. Gary Humphreys reports.

Publication types

  • News

MeSH terms

  • Global Health*
  • Humans
  • Medical Errors / prevention & control*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Safety Management / methods*
  • Surgical Procedures, Operative / standards*
  • World Health Organization