The high cost of retained surgical items.
Moorehead LD. Outpatient Surgery. April 5, 2023.
Retained surgical items (RSIs) are considered “never events” but continue to be a source of patient harm. This article discusses the various factors that increase risk of RSIs and strategies to prevent them, such as a consistent counting process and fostering a culture of safety that encourages speaking up and a non-punitive response to errors.