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Retained foreign bodies: risk and outcomes at the national level.

Al-Qurayshi ZH, Hauch AT, Slakey DP, et al. Retained foreign bodies: risk and outcomes at the national level. J Am Coll Surg. 2015;220(4):749-759. doi:10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2014.12.015.

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May 13, 2015
Al-Qurayshi ZH, Hauch AT, Slakey DP, et al. J Am Coll Surg. 2015;220(4):749-759.
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Leaving a surgical item behind after a procedure is a never event. This retrospective cross-sectional study sought to identify risk factors and outcomes of retained foreign bodies. Nearly one-third of incidents involving retained foreign objects were reported after gastrointestinal procedures. Risk of retained surgical items was highest in teaching hospitals.

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Al-Qurayshi ZH, Hauch AT, Slakey DP, et al. Retained foreign bodies: risk and outcomes at the national level. J Am Coll Surg. 2015;220(4):749-759. doi:10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2014.12.015.

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