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Surgical checklists: the human factor

Overview of attention for article published in Patient Safety in Surgery, May 2013
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#30 of 180)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (83rd percentile)

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Title
Surgical checklists: the human factor
Published in
Patient Safety in Surgery, May 2013
DOI 10.1186/1754-9493-7-14
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Authors

Paul O’Connor, Catriona Reddin, Michael O’Sullivan, Fergal O’Duffy, Ivan Keogh

Abstract

Surgical checklists has been shown to improve patient safety and teamwork in the operating theatre. However, despite the known benefits of the use of checklists in surgery, in some cases the practical implementation has been found to be less than universal. A questionnaire methodology was used to quantitatively evaluate the attitudes of theatre staff towards a modified version of the World Health Organisation (WHO) surgical checklist with relation to: beliefs about levels of compliance and support, impact on patient safety and teamwork, and barriers to the use of the checklist.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 1%
Netherlands 2 1%
Uruguay 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Unknown 163 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 38 22%
Student > Bachelor 24 14%
Student > Postgraduate 19 11%
Researcher 18 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 6%
Other 39 23%
Unknown 22 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 72 42%
Nursing and Health Professions 32 19%
Engineering 6 4%
Social Sciences 6 4%
Psychology 5 3%
Other 21 12%
Unknown 29 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 August 2016.
All research outputs
#2,461,384
of 15,069,742 outputs
Outputs from Patient Safety in Surgery
#30
of 180 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#26,187
of 156,261 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Patient Safety in Surgery
#1
of 4 outputs
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