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SCOAP Surgical Checklist Initiative


Description

The Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program (SCOAP) Surgical Checklist Initiative was created by a coalition of major health care stakeholders in Washington State. Through this initiative, they developed the SCOAP Surgical Checklist and the SCOAP Ambulatory Checklist. These checklists are an active way of controlling the variability that exists in surgical care, thus creating a system that delivers safer surgery.
Links to the Tool:
This tool is available at: http://www.scoap.org/downloads/SCOAP-Surgical-Checklist_v3_4.pdf (If you don't have the software to open this PDF, download free Adobe Acrobat ReaderĀ® software External Web Site Policy.)

Developer

Surgical Clinical Outcomes Assessment Program (SCOAP)

Funding Sources

Foundation for Health Care Quality; Aetna; Life Sciences Discovery Fund


QualityTool Topic

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History

  • Release Date: 03/2009
  • Original Summary: 03/2010
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Last updated: April 10, 2013.