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Effectiveness of a radiofrequency detection system as an adjunct to manual counting protocols for tracking surgical sponges: a prospective trial of 2,285 patients.

Rupp CC, Kagarise MJ, Nelson SM, et al. Effectiveness of a radiofrequency detection system as an adjunct to manual counting protocols for tracking surgical sponges: a prospective trial of 2,285 patients. J Am Coll Surg. 2012;215(4):524-533. doi:10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2012.06.014.

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October 10, 2012
Rupp CC, Kagarise MJ, Nelson SM, et al. J Am Coll Surg. 2012;215(4):524-533.

Use of a radiofrequency detection system to identify retained surgical instruments helped resolve discrepancies in the manual count.

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Rupp CC, Kagarise MJ, Nelson SM, et al. Effectiveness of a radiofrequency detection system as an adjunct to manual counting protocols for tracking surgical sponges: a prospective trial of 2,285 patients. J Am Coll Surg. 2012;215(4):524-533. doi:10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2012.06.014.