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Surgical count practice variability and the potential for retained surgical items.

Edel EM. Surgical count practice variability and the potential for retained surgical items. AORN J. 2012;95(2):228-38. doi:10.1016/j.aorn.2011.02.014.

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February 22, 2012
Edel EM. AORN J. 2012;95:228-38.

This commentary identifies areas of variation in surgical count policy and practice and recommends standardizing handoff communication to improve safety.

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Edel EM. Surgical count practice variability and the potential for retained surgical items. AORN J. 2012;95(2):228-38. doi:10.1016/j.aorn.2011.02.014.