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Disappearing teaspoons: Method of spoon surveillance was not adequate

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 12 January 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:121
  1. David A Silver, fellow in cardiothoracic and intensive care anaesthesia (
  1. Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA

    Editor—I am not convinced that the method of spoon surveillance used by Lim et al (scanning desktops and other immediately visible surfaces) is entirely adequate.1

    Not unlike the errant single socks cited by multiple other respondents …

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