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University Hospitals Case Medical Center Presents Study On The Elimination Of Retained Surgical Sponges
Date:2/27/2013

that have eliminated this preventable adverse event," stated Brian E. Stewart , President and CEO of SurgiCount Medical, Inc. "We thank them for sharing their success and look forward to supporting others in achieving the same outcome."   

Retained foreign bodies are estimated to represent up to 49.8 percent of all reported surgical never events[1] with surgical sponges representing the vast majority of items unintentionally retained[2]. Estimated occurrence rates of retained sponge incidents are as often as 1 in every 1,000 to 1,500 abdominal operations, to 1 in every 8,000 in patient operations[2].  With an estimated 32 million surgical procedures annually in the U.S., there are approximately 4,000 retained sponge incidents each year, 11 every day. The negative impact to patient outcomes from retained foreign objects varies and can be significant, with permanent injuries in an estimated 16 percent of incidents and patient mortality in 5 percent[1]. Cost ramifications can be considerable and include legal expenses and awards, non-reimbursable healthcare services, loss of time, loss of reputation for involved individuals and facilities and the negative impact on pay for performance metrics. 

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University Hospitals serves the needs of patients through an integrated network of hospitals, outpatient centers and primary care physicians. At the core of our health system is University Hospitals Case Medical Center. The primary affiliate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, University Hospitals Case Medical Center is home to some of the most prestigious clinical and research centers of excellence in the nation and the world, including cancer, pediatrics, women's health, orthopedics and spine, radiology and radiation oncology, neurosurgery and neuroscience, cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, organ transplanta
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