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Study

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. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2012;215:524-33.

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