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Root causes and preventability of unintentionally retained foreign objects after surgery: a national expert survey from Switzerland.

Schwappach DLB, Pfeiffer Y. Root causes and preventability of unintentionally retained foreign objects after surgery: a national expert survey from Switzerland. Patient Saf Surg. 2023;17(1):15. doi:10.1186/s13037-023-00366-9.

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July 19, 2023
Schwappach DLB, Pfeiffer Y. Patient Saf Surg. 2023;17(1):15.
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Retained surgical items (RSIs) can lead to serious patient harm. Survey findings from 21 clinicians and stakeholders in Switzerland emphasized the importance of addressing production pressures, encouraging a culture of safety and teamwork, and implementation of effective counting procedures to reduce the incidence of retained surgical items.

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Schwappach DLB, Pfeiffer Y. Root causes and preventability of unintentionally retained foreign objects after surgery: a national expert survey from Switzerland. Patient Saf Surg. 2023;17(1):15. doi:10.1186/s13037-023-00366-9.

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