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Realistic distractions and interruptions that impair simulated surgical performance by novice surgeons.

Feuerbacher RL, Funk KH, Spight DH, et al. Realistic distractions and interruptions that impair simulated surgical performance by novice surgeons. Arch Surg. 2012;147(11):1026-1030. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2012.1480.

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July 25, 2012
Feuerbacher RL, Funk KH, Spight DH, et al. Arch Surg. 2012;147(11):1026-1030.

In this study involving surgical residents, the introduction of realistic interruptions and distractions into simulated surgical scenarios resulted in a significantly higher incidence of technical errors during the procedures.

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Feuerbacher RL, Funk KH, Spight DH, et al. Realistic distractions and interruptions that impair simulated surgical performance by novice surgeons. Arch Surg. 2012;147(11):1026-1030. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2012.1480.