Journal Article
Study

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

Feuerbacher RL, Funk KH, Spight DH, et al. Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960). 2012;147:1026-30.

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.