Table 2

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

Postintroduction of surgical safety checklist—staff who:Positive response from medical staffPositive response from non-medical staffp Value
Felt familiar with others in theatre8/26 (30.8%)15/20 (75%)0.003
Felt communication in theatre had improved15/26 (57.7%)17/20 (85%)0.046
Felt the checklist was useful in elective cases19/26 (73.1%)18/20 (90%)0.262
Felt that the checklist would be inconvenient in emergency cases8/26 (30.8%)6/20 (30%)0.955