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Evaluating the impact of radio frequency identification retained surgical instruments tracking on patient safety: literature review.

Schnock KO, Biggs B, Fladger A, et al. Evaluating the impact of radio frequency identification retained surgical instruments tracking on patient safety: literature review. J Patient Saf. 2021;17(5):e462-e468. doi: 10.1097/pts.0000000000000365.

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August 18, 2021
Schnock KO, Biggs B, Fladger A, et al. J Patient Saf. 2021;17(5):e462-e468.

Hospitals have implemented radiofrequency identification (RFID) technology to improve patient safety. This systematic review of 5 studies suggests that use of RFID can lead to rapid, accurate detection of retained surgical instruments (RSIs) and reduced risk of counting errors.

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Schnock KO, Biggs B, Fladger A, et al. Evaluating the impact of radio frequency identification retained surgical instruments tracking on patient safety: literature review. J Patient Saf. 2021;17(5):e462-e468. doi: 10.1097/pts.0000000000000365.