CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Clinical Interventional Radiology ISVIR 2019; 03(03): 157-161
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1693536
Review Article
by Indian Society of Vascular and Interventional Radiology

Role of a Checklist to Improve Patient Safety in Interventional Radiology

1   Department of Intervention Radiology and Intervention Oncology, BGS Gleneagles Global Hospital, Kengeri, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
1   Department of Intervention Radiology and Intervention Oncology, BGS Gleneagles Global Hospital, Kengeri, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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Publication History

Received: 27 December 2018

Accepted after revision: 18 February 2019

Publication Date:
15 July 2019 (online)


A checklist can be defined as a comprehensive formal list of essential actions to be taken in a specific fashion. This concept has been extended from the aviation industry to health care to improve patient outcome and patient satisfaction with a significant reduction in complication rates. This review article aims to assess the importance and benefits associated with the use of a well-formulated checklist while performing the various minimally invasive image-guided procedures. Various databases including PubMed, Medline, Scopus, and Cochrane were searched for using various keywords including “Checklist,” “Radiology,” “Interventional Radiology,” “Image-Guided Procedure,” and “minimally invasive procedure.” The use of a checklist is the way ahead especially when patients today require minimal risk but demand high-quality care. Implementation of such an easy-to-perform tailor-made mechanism can significantly improve patient outcome and patient satisfaction.

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