The Anonymous Widower

The Power Of Check-Lists

The most interesting article in The Times yesterday was entitled How A Checklist Saved A Little Girls Life. It starts like this.

A simple procedure borrowed from the airline industry and a bit of humility has ensured many more patients survive

It is powerful stuff and I hope every doctor and health administrator reads it. But I doubt they will, as what does the aviation industry know about medicine?

The author of the article Atul Gawande is giving the Reith Lectures this year. I shall be listening.

November 23, 2014 - Posted by | Health | ,

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