Tio år med WHO:s checklista för säker kirurgi. Nu kommer den nya svenska versionen – checklistan 2.0

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The WHO Checklist for Safe Surgery has been in use in Swedish healthcare since 2009. Based on national and international experiences, we have developed the original checklist, with the aim to keep its strengths and remove the weaknesses. The most obvious difference is that each section of the original checklist has been split into a pure checklist and corresponding instructions. It is now also more obvious that the basis for the checklist is local guidelines/routines. It is primarily via these local guidelines/routines that local adaptations can be made. The new checklist has been tested and gradually improved during six rounds at large and small Swedish hospitals, where comments from staff have been considered. The name has been changed to Checklist for Safe Surgery 2.0, and distribution to all Swedish hospitals will commence in the early autumn of 2018.


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  • Swedish Patient Insurance
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Translated title of the contributionTen years with the WHO Checklist for Safe Surgery. A new Swedish version is soon to be introduced
Original languageSwedish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jun 19
Publication categoryResearch
Externally publishedYes