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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. Application of an engineering problem-solving methodology to address persistent problems in patient safety: a case study on retained surgical sponges after surgery. J Patient Saf. 2013;9(3):134-9. doi:10.1097/PTS.0b013e3182831d9a.

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September 25, 2013
Anderson DE, Watts B. J Patient Saf. 2013;9(3):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.

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Anderson DE, Watts B. Application of an engineering problem-solving methodology to address persistent problems in patient safety: a case study on retained surgical sponges after surgery. J Patient Saf. 2013;9(3):134-9. doi:10.1097/PTS.0b013e3182831d9a.