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Table 3 Frequency of self reported use of the 6 basic safety process measures 15 months after training. Values are given as numbers (percentage)

From: Interval follow up of a 4-day pilot program to implement the WHO surgical safety checklist at a Congolese hospital

  Always Most of the time Sometimes Occasionally Never No response
1. Is the identity of the patient verified with the surgical team before starting surgery 4 (57%) 0 2 (29%) 1 (14%) 0 0
2. Is the risk of difficult intubation evaluated before surgery? 3 (43%) 2 (29%) 1 (14%) 0 0 1 (14%)
3. Is the risk of large blood loss evaluated before surgery? 2 (29%) 4 (57%) 1 (14%) 0 0 0
4. Is a pulse oximeter used in the OR? 6 (86%) 0 1 (14%) 0 0 0
5. Are prophylactic antibiotics given before surgery? 3 (43%) 3 (43%) 1 (14%) 0 0 0
6a. Are needles, sponges and instruments counted before and after surgery? 5 (71%) 0 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 0 0