Journal Article
Study

Using a data-matrix–coded sponge counting system across a surgical practice: impact after 18 months.

Cima RR, Kollengode A, Clark J, et al. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety. 2011;37:51-8.

This study implemented a data-matrix–coded sponge system that eliminated retained sponges while causing no significant disruption in operating time or workflow.