Checklist helps surgical teams avoid mistakes and cuts deaths by more than half during urgent surgery - Reuters (article link)

- The number of surgical complications fell by more than a 1/3.
- Washing your hands -- saved Michigan State more than $100 million and 1500 lives over 1.5 year.
- 8 different hospitals tested around the world -- urgent surgery -- deaths dropped by almost 2/3.
- Study introduced by World Health Organization (WHO) in 2008 -- Safe Surgery Saves Lives program.

Checklist cuts death rate for urgent surgery
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE64K64S20100521