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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article

Application of an engineering problem-solving methodology to address persistent problems in patient safety: a case study on retained surgical sponges after surgery.

Anderson DE, Watts B. Journal of patient safety. 2013;9:134-9.

It is widely agreed that the safety field must incorporate expertise from other disciplines in order to transform care. This case study reports on a collaboration between engineers and safety professionals to address the problem of retained surgical sponges.