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Journal Article

Variation in surgical time-out and site marking within pediatric otolaryngology.

Shah RK, Arjmand E, Roberson DW, et al. Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery. 2011;137:69-73.

This study surveyed clinicians and discovered significant variation in their time-out and site-marking procedures in daily practice. The authors highlight the dynamic tension between national regulations and local interpretations of such policies.