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What a check list can do

 

The Check List Manifesto by Atul Gawande, MD

Checklist Manifesto Atul Gawande, MD in his book “The Check List Manifesto” and in his articles in The New Yorker Magazine has shown how the use of check lists can produce a significant change in healthcare: increase the quality of care by reducing errors, infection and costs.These checklists follow the same systems that have been used by pilots – procedure specific lists that result in reduction in errors and more accurate correction of problems (diagnosis.)

Benefits of Using Check Lists

  • Eliminate errors and omissions from clinical records and procedures
  • Increase the detail of your records without taking more time
  • Verify that essential steps have been covered during an exam or procedure
  • Enhance risk management
  • Enhance the quality of your care

This use of procedure-specific checklists is at the heart of how you create chart notes in the DecisionBase clinical digital record where they help to increase the attention to detail that has been shown to enhanced healthcare in hospitals.

 

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