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1,300 days and counting: a risk model approach to preventing retained foreign objects (RFOs).

Duggan EG, Fernandez J, Saulan MM, et al. 1,300 Days and Counting: A Risk Model Approach to Preventing Retained Foreign Objects (RFOs). Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2018;44(5):260-269. doi:10.1016/j.jcjq.2017.11.006.

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May 23, 2018
Duggan EG, Fernandez J, Saulan MM, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2018;44(5):260-269.

Retained foreign objects are a persistent never event. This commentary describes how one organization reduced the occurrence of this surgical complication. Needs assessments, multidisciplinary engagement, risk classification, and modeling approaches were employed to inform the initiative. These activities helped to design training efforts to enhance awareness of the problem.

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Duggan EG, Fernandez J, Saulan MM, et al. 1,300 Days and Counting: A Risk Model Approach to Preventing Retained Foreign Objects (RFOs). Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2018;44(5):260-269. doi:10.1016/j.jcjq.2017.11.006.