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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 7-10

WHO safe surgery checklist: Barriers to universal acceptance


Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

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Divya Jain
H.No-3034, Sector 21-D, Chandigarh - 160 022
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DOI: 10.4103/joacp.JOACP_307_16

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Development of the Safe Surgery Checklist is an initiative taken by the World Health Organization (WHO) with an aim to reduce the complication rates during the surgical process. Despite gross reduction in the infection rate and morbidity following adoption of the checklist, many health-care providers are hesitant in implementing it in their everyday practice. In this article, we would like to highlight the hurdles in adoption of the WHO Surgical Checklist and measures that can be taken to overcome them.


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