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By Jesse Guscott McMaster Family Practice Anesthesia program director. Medical educator, ER, Anesthesia Twitter:@GuscottJesse
Shabbar I Ranapurwala, Petar J Denoble, Charles Poole, Kristen L Kucera, Stephen W Marshall, Steve Wing
BACKGROUND: Scuba diving mishaps, caused by equipment problems or human errors, increase the occurrence of injuries and fatalities while diving. Pre-dive checklists may mitigate mishaps. This study evaluated the effect of using a pre-dive checklist on the incidence of diving mishaps in recreational divers. METHODS: A multi-location cluster-randomized trial with parallel groups and allocation concealment was conducted between 1 June and 17 August 2012. The participants had to be at least 18 years of age, permitted to dive by the dive operator and planning to dive on the day of participation...
February 2016: International Journal of Epidemiology
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