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Beyond Counting: Current Evidence on the Problem of Retaining Foreign Bodies in Surgery?

Greenberg, Caprice C. MD, MPH*; Gawande, Atul A. MD, MPH*†

doi: 10.1097/SLA.0b013e318160c194

From the *Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts; †Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts.

Supported by a grant from SurgiCount Medical, Temecula, California.

Reprints: Atul A. Gawande, MD, MPH, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115. E-mail:

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.