Improving the preoperative care of patients with femoral neck fractures through the development and implementation of a checklist

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This quality improvement report documents a simple checklist produced by a team from Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge. It was shown to markedly improve the performance and recording of preoperative tasks by SHOs.

The authors recommend the wider adoption of the new checklist to be produced as a sticker for patients’ medical records. A copy of the checklist is attached and will be useful for clinical teams working in similar areas.

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