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Surgical checklists can yield savings, study says
Modern Healthcare

One commonly cited barrier to the implementation and use of a surgical safety checklist—cost—may not be much of a barrier after all. In a study published in Health Affairs, researchers determined that surgical checklists actually generate cost savings because of averted health complications. Specifically, the authors found that for hospitals that perform more than 4,000 non-cardiac operations each year, implementation and use of a checklist could save $103,829 annually.