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Journal Article

Surgical skill is predicted by the ability to detect errors.

Bann S, Khan M, Datta V, et al. American journal of surgery. 2005;189:412-5.

The investigators observed surgeons participating in three skills tests, one of which involved error detection. Results indicate that the ability to recognize error served as a predictor of the technical skills exhibited while accomplishing the other assigned tasks.