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Journal Article

Analysis of errors enacted by surgical trainees during skills training courses.

Tang B, Hanna GB, Cuschieri A. Surgery. 2005;138:14-20.

The authors reviewed videotapes of 60 surgical trainees performing simulated laparoscopic cholecystectomies. They found that omissions, wrong process sequence, and excessive force were underlying factors contributing to error.