April 9th, 2010

Podcast 82: Checklists save lives — lots of lives. Becoming a clinical automaton.

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Repetitive tasks, like making sure to wash your hands after seeing each patient, may seem like drudgery, but they save patients’ lives.

This week we talk with Prof. Elizabeth Robb and Sir Brian Jarman about their success at chopping hospital mortality rates with simple checklists. Sir Brian has offered to monitor your hospital’s stats for free. So give a listen.

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