Are We Done Disrupting Patient Safety in Surgery?

Four facts and three predictions

Fact 1: It has been over ten years since the last disruption in surgical patient safety.

WHO surgical safety checklist 2009
WHO surgical safety checklist 2009

Fact 2: The surgical checklist was shown to significantly reduce morbidity and mortality.

The New England Journal of Medicine article, 2009
The New England Journal of Medicine article, 2009
The Checklist Manifesto by Dr. Atul A. Gawande
The Checklist Manifesto by Dr. Atul A. Gawande

Fact 3: The surgical quality status quo is education-focused.

Maya: You can’t achieve #quality with a 3 hours training module on quality. It has to be built into operations. John: How about 4?
Maya: You can’t achieve #quality with a 3 hours training module on quality. It has to be built into operations. John: How about 4?

Fact 4: Improving surgical quality is a team sport.

https://twitter.com/BrennanSurgeon/status/1466013506038378505
https://twitter.com/BrennanSurgeon/status/1466013506038378505

✨Three predictions

Sources:

Co-founder and CEO @Chiefyteam @MayaBerLerner | chiefyteam.com