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WHO Guidelines for Safe Surgery 2009: Safe Surgery Saves Lives. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2009.

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WHO Guidelines for Safe Surgery 2009: Safe Surgery Saves Lives.

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Summary of recommendations

Use the WHO Patient Safety surgical safety checklist or similar safety check to ensure that steps to promote safe surgery are accomplished in a systematic and timely fashion.

Public health systems must establish routine surveillance of surgical capacity, volume, and results.

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