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Table 4 Surgical instrument packaging errors by different clinical departments

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

Departments Total package Package with errors Error rate
Orthopedics 8472 (25.0%) 153 (38.4%) 1.81%
Gynecology and obstetrics 6429 (19.0%) 91 (22.9%) 1.42%
General surgery 10,014 (29.5%) 65 (16.3%) 0.65%
Neurosurgery department 3465 (10.2%) 42 (10.6%) 1.21%
Thoracic surgery 2402 (7.1%) 23 (5.8%) 0.96%
Cardiovascular surgery 2037 (6.0%) 13 (3.3%) 0.64%
Urinary surgery 1020 (3.0%) 11 (2.8%) 1.08%