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Journal Article
Study

Miscount incidents: a novel approach to exploring risk factors for unintentionally retained surgical items.

Judson TJ, Howell MD, Guglielmi C, et al. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety. 2013;39:468-74.

Case duration and the number of providers involved in a given operation were independent risk factors for retained surgical items, according to this prospective cohort study of nearly 24,000 procedures at a single academic institution.