Explain in layman’s terms the potential positive affects of medical practitioners following a mandatory sequence checklist in delivering appropriate medical care. Compare and contrast a critical path decision checklist as used by today’s commercial pilots and a potential critical path decision checklist as may be used by, for example, a bypass surgeon. Are there any fundamental differences? Review Lucian Leape’s “Why is the error rate in the practice of medicine so high?”, specifically the subsection “The Aviation Model,” in your text.
What types of errors might checklists prevent? Are there any negative aspects to using lists?