Friday, December 14, 2007

Checklists for Healthcare Providers

There is no way healthcare providers can rely on their memories to guarantee evidence-based practices. We are too busy, too fragmented, and too hurried.

This article from The New Yorker explains why checklists work:
The Checklist

The biggest push in patient safety today is crew resource management which is based upon standard practices to achieve safety in the aviation industry. I think we will be seeing huge differences in medical/healthcare practices in the future.

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