Academic articles

Implementation of the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist in an Ethiopian Referral Hospital

Tom Bashford, Sophie Reshamwalla, Jacqueline McAuley, Nikole H Allen, Zahira McNatt, Yohannes D Gebremedhen.  Patient Safety in Surgery 2014, 8:16. doi:10.1186/1754-9493-8-16

Improving Anesthesia Safety in Low-Income Regions of the World

Isabeau A. Walker, Tom Bashford, J. E. Fitzgerald, Iain H. Wilson. Curr Anesthesiol Rep (2014) 4:90–99

Evaluation of a large-scale donation of Lifebox pulse oximeters to non-physician anaesthetists in Uganda.

Finch, L. C., Kim, R. Y., Ttendo, S., Kiwanuka, J. K., Walker, I. A., Wilson, I. H., Weiser, T. G., Berry, W. R. and Gawande, A. A. (2014), Anaesthesia, 69: 445–451. doi: 10.1111/anae.12632

Accuracy of the Lifebox pulse oximeter during hypoxia in healthy volunteers

G.Dubowitz, K.Breyer, M.Lipnick, J.W. Sall, J.Feiner, K.Ikeda, D.G.MacLeod, P.E.Bickler; Anaesthesia 2013 (doi:10.1111/anae.12382)

Quality improvement in low resource settings: an Ethiopian experience
T.Bashford, British Journal of Hospital Medicine, May 2013, Vol 74, No 5

Canadian Journal of Anesthesia Special Issue: Innovation in Perioperative Patient Safety 


Innovative newborn health technology for resource-limited environments

Tropical Medicine and International Health. January 2013, volume 18 no 1 pp 117-128. L. Thairu, M. Wirth, K.Lunze

Health priorities post-2015: surgery must feature on the priority health agenda for the 15 years after 2015

Health in the Post-2015 Development Agenda. S. December 20, 2012. Reshamwalla, S. Kessler, I. Wilson

Implementation of the World Health Organization Surgical Safety Checklist, Including Introduction of Pulse Oximetry, in a Resource-Limited Setting Kwok AC, Funk LM, Baltaga R, Lipsitz SR, Merry AF, Dziekan G, Ciobanu G, Berry WR, Gawande AA, Ann Surg. 2012 Nov 30

Safe perioperative pediatric care around the world.

Paediatric Anaesthesia. 2012 Oct;22(10)947-51. Ivani G, Walker I, Enright A, Davidson A.

Surgical safety checklists: do they improve outcomes?

I. A. Walker, S. Reshamwalla and I. H. Wilson

Changes in safety attitude and relationship to decreased postoperative morbidity and mortality following implementation of a checklist-based surgical safety intervention

Haynes AB, Weiser TG, Berry WR, Lipsitz SR, Breizat AH, Dellinger EP, Dziekan G, Herbosa T, Kibatala PL, Lapitan MC, Merry AF, Reznick RK, Taylor B, Vats A, Gawande AA;Safe Surgery Saves Lives Study Group. Qual Saf Health Care. 2011 Jan;20(1):102-7.

International Standards for a Safe Practice of Anesthesia 2010

Merry AF, Cooper JB, Soyannwo O, Wilson IH, Eichhorn JH. Can J Anaesth. 2010 Nov; 57 (11):1027-34. Epub 2010 Sep 21

An iterative process of global quality improvement: the International Standards for a Safe Practice of Anesthesia 2010

Merry AF, Cooper JB, Soyannwo O, Wilson IH, Eichhorn JH. Can J Anaesth. 2010 Nov; 57 (11):1021-6. Epub 2010 Sep 21.

Global operating theatre distribution and pulse oximetry supply: an estimation from reported data

Funk LM, Weiser TG, Berry WR, Lipsitz SR, Merry AF, Enright AC, Wilson IH, Dziekan G, Gawande AA. Lancet. 2010 Sep 25;376(9746):1055-61. Epub 2010 Jul 2.

Global oximetry: an international anaesthesia quality improvement project

Walker IA, Merry AF, Wilson IH, McHugh GA, O’Sullivan E, Thoms GM, Nuevo F, Whitaker DK; GO Project teams. Anaesthesia. 2009 Oct; 64 (10):1051-60.

Anaesthesia in developing countries–a risk for patients

Walker IA, Wilson IH. Lancet. 2008 Mar 22; 371 (9617):968-9

Anaesthesia in developing countries

Walker I, Wilson I, Bogod D. Anaesthesia. 2007 Dec; 62 Suppl 1:2-3.

Has anesthesia care become safer and is anesthesia-related mortality decreasing?

Merry AF, Webster CS. F1000 Med Rep. 2009 Sep 14;1. pii: 69.