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Patient Saf Surg. 2009 May 28;3(1):9. doi: 10.1186/1754-9493-3-9.

The WHO checklist: a global tool to prevent errors in surgery.

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National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA), Patient Safety Division, 4-8 Maple Street, London, W1T 5HD, UK.


In this article, we welcome the adoption of the WHO surgical checklist to prevent errors in surgical practice. We highlight the scale of the problem and discuss the adoption of this tool in the UK.

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