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Table 4 Timeframe for Discovery (N = 243)

From: Retained surgical sponges: a descriptive study of 319 occurrences and contributing factors from 2012 to 2017

Timeframe N %
Operating Room, post-closure 40 16.5
Hospitalization, post-OR discharge 83 34.2
Within 7 days of hospital discharge 37 15.2
Greater than 7 days post-discharge 39 16.0
Greater than 30 days post-discharge 44 18.1
Unknown 76 16.5
Total 243