Laparoscopic Surgical Skills Assessment: Can Simulators Replace Experts?

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Global Rating Scales (GRS) quantify and structure subjective expert assessment of skill. Hybrid simulators measure performance during physical laparoscopic tasks through instrument motion analysis. We assessed whether motion analysis metrics were as accurate as structured expert opinion by using GRS. A random sample of 10 consultant laparoscopic surgeons… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00268-008-9866-4

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