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Safe Surgery Checklist Drops Deaths and Surgery Complications by One Third

2009-05-22 11:06:17

News Release WHO/0113

January 2009

Geneva – A collection of hospitals in eight cities around the globe has successfully demonstrated that the use of a simple surgical checklist, developed by the World Health Organization (WHO), during major operations can lower the incidence of deaths and complications following surgery by one third. 

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