Clinical Trials/Outcomes 1: Quality of Care I| Volume 186, ISSUE 2, P531, February 2014

Risk Factors for Retained Surgical Items: A Meta-analysis and Proposed Risk Stratification System

      Retained surgical items (RSI) are designated as completely preventable “never events”. Despite numerous case reports, clinical series, and expert opinions, few studies provide quantitative insight into RSI risk factors and their relative contributions to the overall RSI risk profile. This meta-analysis examines the best available data for RSI risk factors thereby seeking to provide a clinically relevant risk stratification system.
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