Table 3

Combined staff opinion after the introduction of a surgical safety checklist

Postintroduction of surgical safety checklist—staff who:Positive response (all staff)p Value
Felt familiar with others in theatre23/46 (50%)0.026
Felt communication in theatre had improved32/46 (69.6%)
Felt that the checklist was useful in elective cases37/46 (80.4%)0.556
Felt that the checklist was inconvenient in emergency cases14/46 (30.4%)0.025