1 Enhed for Kvalitet og Patientsikkerhed, The Capital Region of Denmark2 Hospitalsledelsen HVH, Amager and Hvidovre Hospital, The Capital Region of Denmark3 Copenhagen Academy for Medical Education and Simulation, The Capital Region of Denmark4 unknown
A checklist is a cognitive tool specifying the actions necessary to complete a given task. It serves to improve the quality of care, support the memory of the user and it may serve to indicate the necessary communicative steps within a team. Checklists are used increasingly in health care. Preliminary results indicate a potential for patient safety. However, no evidence indicates that a checklist in itself is sufficient to obtain clinical results: training and motivating staff, supporting implementation, and conducting follow-up and evaluation are as important as the checklist itself to achieve results.
Ugeskrift for Laeger, 2011, Vol 173, Issue 26, p. 1879-82
Checklist; Communication; Evidence-Based Practice; Humans; Patient Care Team; Quality Assurance, Health Care; Safety Management; Surgical Procedures, Operative