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Safe Surgery Checklist

Experts agree using a Safe Surgery Checklist, a protocol that ensures the whole surgical team is engaged in performing key safety checks at every critical phase of a procedure (such as confirming the surgical site and anticipating critical events), improves patient outcomes after procedures and saves lives. This measure assesses whether every element of the checklist was completed on every patient in the presence of the appropriate surgical team members. 

Reporting Period 

  • Latest 12 months prior to Survey submission

Patients Included in the Measure

  • Inpatients (Patients who are admitted to the hospital for at least one overnight stay)
  • Adults and Children