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Prevention of 3 "never events" in the operating room: fires, gossypiboma, and wrong-site surgery.

Zahiri HR, Stromberg J, Skupsky H, et al. Prevention of 3 "never events" in the operating room: fires, gossypiboma, and wrong-site surgery. Surg Innov. 2011;18(1):55-60. doi:10.1177/1553350610389196.

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January 12, 2011
Zahiri HR, Stromberg J, Skupsky H, et al. Surg Innov. 2011;18(1):55-60.

This review summarizes the epidemiology and common etiology of three types of surgical never events and makes recommendations to prevent such incidents.

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Zahiri HR, Stromberg J, Skupsky H, et al. Prevention of 3 "never events" in the operating room: fires, gossypiboma, and wrong-site surgery. Surg Innov. 2011;18(1):55-60. doi:10.1177/1553350610389196.