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2018 | 106 | 214-225
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Utilization of Surgical Safety Checklist in Low – and Middle Income Countries

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Despite successful introduction of rules of asepsis, antisepsis, antibiotic treatment, medicine still fights with human errors in medicine. One of the crucial and sensitive to miscommunication are surgical situations, where plenty of multidisciplinary team members are involved in successful provision of the treatment. That is why starting from 2008 a useful tool supporting provision of safe surgery - Surgical Safety Checklist (SSC) - was introduced by World Health Organization. In single worldwide studies in beginning of implementation, SSC was proven to be effective in many both high- and low income settings. The aim of our study was to review the effectiveness of the SSC based on the review of research in low- and middle income countries in years 2008-2017. Within 302 articles of PubMed Medline database, 12 articles were chosen for further analysis, with majority research held in Sub-Saharan Africa (42%), and Upper Middle Income Countries group (42%). The review proved the effectiveness of implementation of SSC in all income groups, especially in terms of reduction of surgical site infection, postoperative sepsis and improvement of communication in healthcare. Promising results of the few studies should encourage more research in this field, which may be difficult to conduct due to the lack of necessary resources in the LMIC.
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  • I Faculty of Medicine, Medical University of Lublin, Poland
  • Pediatric Neurology Department, III Chair of Pediatrics, Medical University of Lublin, Poland
  • Independent Public Clinical Hospital No. 4 Lublin, Poland
  • II Faculty of Medicine, Medical University of Lublin, Poland
  • Pediatric Neurology Department, III Chair of Pediatrics, Medical University of Lublin, Poland
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