Items Tagged ‘sponge’

March 8, 2013

What surgeons leave behind costs some patients dearly

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

A separate study published the same year by doctors at Minnesota’s Mayo Clinic found that counts failed to show anything amiss in 68% of cases where a sponge was lost. “When you’re counting multiple objects over a longer course of time, such as an operation, and you have significant competing priorities and tasks that need […]

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Tags: Dr. Robert Cima, leave behind, lost sponge, sponge, surgeons, USA Today

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