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Table 1 Type of packaging errors during surgical instrument processing

From: Errors in packaging surgical instruments based on a surgical instrument tracking system: an observational study

Reasons n %
Package incomplete 70 17.6%
Instrument missing 77 19.4%
Instrument malfunction 27 6.8%
Instrument in wrong specification 175 44.0%
Wrong packaging tag 8 2.0%
Box and cover mismatched 14 3.5%
Wrong packaging material 15 3.8%
Indicator card missing 6 1.5%
Wrong count of instrument 6 1.5%