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Using the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist to Direct Perioperative Quality Improvement at a Surgical Hospital in Cambodia: The Importance of Objective Confirmation of Process Completion.

Authors
  • Garland, Naomi Y1, 2
  • Kheng, Sokhavatey3
  • De Leon, Michael3
  • Eap, Hourt3
  • Forrester, Jared A4
  • Hay, Janice3
  • Oum, Palritha3
  • Sam Ath, Socheat3
  • Stock, Simon3
  • Yem, Samprathna3
  • Lucas, Gerlinda3
  • Weiser, Thomas G4
  • 1 Department of Surgery, Section of Acute Care Surgery, Stanford University, 300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford, CA, 94305, USA. [email protected]
  • 2 Department of Surgery, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, CMP 2, Room 2041, 736 Cambridge St, Brighton, MA, 02135, USA. [email protected]
  • 3 World Mate Emergency Hospital, P.O. Box 339, National Road 5, Romcheck IV, Rattanaka, Battambang, Cambodia. , (Cambodia)
  • 4 Department of Surgery, Section of Acute Care Surgery, Stanford University, 300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford, CA, 94305, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
World Journal of Surgery
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2017
Volume
41
Issue
12
Pages
3012–3024
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s00268-017-4198-x
PMID: 29038828
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Staff complied with communication elements of the SSC and quickly adopted process improvements. The wording of our data collection tool affected interpretation of compliance with standards. Material resources are not the primary barrier to checklist implementation in this setting, and future work should focus on clarification of protocols and objective confirmation of tasks.

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