SCOAP Surgical Checklist Initiative

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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.

Developer:

Surgical Clinical Outcomes Assessment Program (SCOAP)

Funding Sources:

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

History

Release Date: 2009
Original Summary: March 2010
Last Updated: 04/10/13

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