Monday, December 19, 2011

Surgical Checklists

A surgical checklist is known to lower patient death rates.  

Developed by the World Health Organization (WHO), the surgical safety checklist is being used by over 100,000 hospitals. The list contains 19 items that can be check marked before and after a procedure.  

In a 2009 study consisting of eight hospitals in different countries, it was found that the overall death rate among surgery patients dropped from 1.5 percent to 0.8 percent in a year after the centers adopted the checklist.  


At Snyder & Wenner we strive to keep the community safe when hospital care is involved. We have become patient safety advocates by representing patients who have been harmed from hospital error. If you know someone who has been seriously harmed from a hospital error please feel free to contact us. The Snyder & Wenner website can be accessed by clicking the "Patient Safety Advocates" tab above.  

Snyder and Wenner, P.C.

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