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Miscount incidents: a novel approach to exploring risk factors for unintentionally retained surgical items.

Judson TJ; Howell MD; Guglielmi C; Canacari E; Sands K.

Case duration and the number of providers involved in a given operation were independent risk factors for retained surgical items, according to this prospective cohort study of nearly 24,000 procedures at a single academic institution.