Monday, July 3, 2017

Canadian surgeons more likely to leave sponges, knives inside patients

Canada ranks one of the highest nations in the developed world for post-surgery 'foreign bodies' left in patients.
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If you undergo surgery in Canada the chance of a doctor leaving a scalpel or sponge in you is higher than it is in most developed nations in the world, according to a report.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) reviewed the highest incidence of “foreign bodies” left inside a patient post-surgery...

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