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OF ADVERSE EVENTS IN
HOSPITALS ARE RELATED
TO SURGERY.

AND

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OF SERIOUS MEDICAL ERRORS
ARE DUE TO A BREAKDOWN IN
COMMUNICATION.

WITH SURGERY CHECKLISTS:
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36% reduction of
major complications.
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Death rates lowered
by HALF.
Improved satisfaction of
patient-surgeon communication

 
WITH PATIENT
CHECKLISTS.
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The percent of people who look uphealth information on their cell phones has nearly doubled within two years.
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References:
1. Gawande AA, Thomas EJ, Zinner MJ, Brennan TA: The incidence and nature of surgical adverse events in Colorado and Utah in 1992. Surgery 1999, 126:66-75.
2. Zegers M, de Bruijne MC, de Keizer B, Merten H, Groenewegen PP, van der Wal G, Wagner C: The incidence, root-causes, and outcomes of adverse events in surgical units: implication for potential prevention strategies. Patient Saf Surg 2011, 5:13.
3. Thomas EJ, Studdert DM, Burstin HR, Orav EJ, Zeena T, Williams TBS, Elliott J, Mason HK, Weiler PC, Brennan TA: Incidence and types of adverse events and negligent care in Utah and Colorado. Med Care 2000, 38(3):261-271.
4. Haynes AB, Weiser TG, Berry WR, Lipsitz SR, Breizat AH, Dellinger EP, et al. A surgical safety checklist to reduce morbidity and mortality in a global population. N Engl J Med. 2009 Jan 29; 360(5):491-9.
5. Bozic KJ, Belkora J, Chan V, Youm J, Zhou T, Dupaix J, Bye AN, Braddock CH 3rd, Chenok KE, Huddleston JI 3rd. Shared decision making in patients with osteoarthritis of the hip and knee: results of a randomized controlled trial. J Bone Joint Surg. 2013 September 18; 95(18):1633-9.
6. Abebe NA1, Capozza KL, Des Jardins TR, Kulick DA, Rein AL, Schachter AA, Turske SA. Considerations for community-based mHealth initiatives: insights from three Beacon Communities. J Med Internet Res. 2013 Oct 15;15(10):e221.
7. Brilli RJ, McClead RE Jr, Crandall WV, Stoverock L, Berry JC, Wheeler TA, Davis JT. A Comprehensive Patient Safety Program Can Significantly Reduce Preventable Harm, Associated Costs, and Hospital Mortality. J Pediatr. 2013 Dec;163(6):1638-45.
Patient and Clinician Videos, August 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and quality, Rockville, MD.