Table 1

Medical and non-medical staff opinion prior to the introduction of a surgical safety checklist

Preintroduction of surgical safety checklist—staff who:Positive response from medical staffPositive response from non-medical staffp Value
Felt familiar with others in theatre1/23 (4.3%)15/30 (50%)<0.001
Felt communication in theatre could improve20/23 (86.9%)23/30 (76.7%)0.484
Felt the checklist would be useful in elective cases19/23 (82.6%)26/30 (86.7%)0.715
Felt the checklist would be inconvenient in emergency cases12/23 (52.2%)16/30 (53.3%)1.000