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Open Book: Preventing retained items – laparoscopic surgery (January 2015)

16th November, 2021

This report aims to alert providers to the key findings of two recent reviews, with emphasis on the changes implemented to prevent recurrence. Providers are advised to consider this report, and whether the changes being made are relevant to their own systems.

This report is relevant to staff in:

  • operating theatres
  • quality and risk management.

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Last updated: 16th November, 2021