Birk S. Lists that work: The healthcare leader's role in implementation. Healthcare Executive. 2013 Mar/Apr;28(2):28-37.
Checklists — distillations of processes into reminders of critical steps and safeguards — are quickly becoming a patient safety stalwart. IHI's Don Goldmann, who contributed to the article, "believes checklists, bundles, and standing order sets are the three most useful approaches to improving evidence-based practice at the point of care." This article describes the experiences of several health care organizations in implementing checklists to improve patient safety, and the critical role leaders play in supporting this work.