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Checklist helps reduce post-surgical mortality, study says

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Apr 20, 2017

A study of 14 South Carolina hospitals found the use of a 19-item surgical checklist developed by the World Health Organization led to a 22% decrease in post-surgical deaths over five years, compared with other hospitals, researchers reported in the Annals of Surgery. The checklist included information to verify before anesthesia induction, prior to skin incision and before a patient leaves the operating room. The State (Columbia, S.C.) (04/17) United Press International (04/17)


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Surviving MI Webinar: Improving AMI Care

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Noninvasive FFR Derived From Coronary CT Angiography: Management and Outcomes in the PROMISE Trial

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CMS proposal would require hospital accreditors to disclose findings

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