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Journal Article
Study

Equipment-related incidents in the operating room: an analysis of occurrence, underlying causes and consequences for the clinical process.

Wubben I, van Manen JG, van den Akker BJ, et al. Quality & safety in health care. 2010;19:e64.

Faulty or missing equipment resulted in operating room delays in nearly 16% of scheduled surgeries, in this study performed at a teaching hospital in the Netherlands.