Surgical objects left in patients on the rise in Canada

Published on November 7, 2019, 3:58 pm

Published by BC Local News

More than 550 objects were unintentionally left in Canadian medical and surgery patients between 2016 and 2018. The problem appears to be getting worse, according to a new released by the Canadian Institute for Health Information. The report says 553 foreign items - such as sponges and medical instruments - were left behind over that two-year period. That's a 14 per cent increase from five years earlier. (The Canadian Press)





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