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Natural history of retained surgical items supports the need for team training, early recognition, and prompt retrieval.

Stawicki P, Cook CH, Anderson HL, et al. Natural history of retained surgical items supports the need for team training, early recognition, and prompt retrieval. Am J Surg. 2014;208(1):65-72. doi:10.1016/j.amjsurg.2013.09.029.

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September 24, 2014
Stawicki P, Cook CH, Anderson HL, et al. Am J Surg. 2014;208(1):65-72.

In this retrospective analysis, most instances of unintentionally retained foreign objects were due to team errors, highlighting the importance of effective teamwork training. Errors attributed to individual actions accounted for less than 10% of cases.

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Stawicki P, Cook CH, Anderson HL, et al. Natural history of retained surgical items supports the need for team training, early recognition, and prompt retrieval. Am J Surg. 2014;208(1):65-72. doi:10.1016/j.amjsurg.2013.09.029.

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