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Table 3 Surgical instrument packaging errors by different time periods

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

Time period Total package Package with errors Error rate
8:00–12:00 10,025 (29.6%) 89 (22.4%) 0.89%
12:00–16:00 11,057 (32.7%) 137 (34.4%) 1.24%
16:00–20:00 12,757 (37.7%) 172 (43.2%) 1.35%*
  1. *p < 0.05