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Doctor Urges 'Pause Points' Before Surgery

The surgeon Atul Gawande's book The Checklist Manifesto shows how doctors can use checklists to save lives and reduce mistakes, especially during surgery. Gawande's surgery checklist includes the following three "pause points": before anesthesia, before incision, and before leaving the operating room. Each pause point is designed to last no more than ...

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Jeff Frohner

February 12, 2013  6:11pm

Oh my...combine this with any number of points about taking the time to pray...great illustration.

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