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Checklists In Complex Systems

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Checklists In Complex Systems

July 31, 2012

In his book The Checklist Manifesto, Dr. Atul Gawande made a compelling case for the value of checklists in complex systems. Dr. Gawande correctly observed that checklists are routinely used in aviation to mitigate risk and improve safety. Pilots use checklists extensively for a reason. Flying an airplane is a complex endeavor and things can get missed if one relies on memory – especially when things get stressful. There is a phenomenon called “task loading” that means Continue reading Checklists In Complex Systems