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Safety list cuts surgery deaths

Measure tied to fewer errors, complications

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By Liz Kowalczyk
Globe Staff / January 15, 2009

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Deaths and complications dropped by an astounding one-third when operating room doctors and nurses completed a simple safety checklist before, during, and after surgery, according to a study led by Harvard researchers. (Full article: 995 words)

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