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Beyond the Checklist: What Else Health Care Can Learn from Aviation Teamwork and Safety

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The U.S. healthcare system is now spending many millions of dollars to improve "patient safety" and "inter-professional practice." Nevertheless, an estimated 100,000 patients still succumb to preventable medical errors or infections every year. How can health care providers reduce the terrible financial and human toll of medical errors and injuries that harm rather than ...more
Hardcover, 261 pages
Published December 18th 2012 by ILR Press (first published November 20th 2012)
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Mar 24, 2013 Heather rated it it was amazing
Chapter 10 should be required reading for every health care provider and student.
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May 27, 2014 Wendibourne rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book very much. I am not in the healthcare industry OR the airline industry, but read the book because a friend was reading it and was so impressed. I figured, "what the heck... I'll see if I can understand what these folks are talking about!"

I was pleased to find that Beyond the Checklist is written in a style that is very easy for the layman to understand. The descriptions of incidents from both the healthcare and airline industries had me on the edge of my seat. The conclusion
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I didn't read this cover-to-cover but really focussed on the second half and how this applies to health care. It really begs the question, why do we, the users of the system, continue to put up with a system where patients are hurt and die because health care providers don't work as teams. They might say they do, but they don't.
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Suzanne Gordon is an award winning journalist and author who writes about healthcare delivery and health care systems. She is the author of more than 15 books, including Beyond the Checklist and First Do Less Harm, both published in 2012.
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