Reliable assessment of laparoscopic performance in the operating room using videotape analysis.

@article{Chang2007ReliableAO,
  title={Reliable assessment of laparoscopic performance in the operating room using videotape analysis.},
  author={Lily Y-L Chang and Nancy J. Hogle and Brianna B Moore and Mark J. Graham and Mika N. Sinanan and Robert Bailey and D. L. Fowler},
  journal={Surgical innovation},
  year={2007},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={122-6}
}
The Global Operative Assessment of Laparoscopic Skills (GOALS) is a valid assessment tool for objectively evaluating the technical performance of laparoscopic skills in surgery residents. We hypothesized that GOALS would reliably differentiate between an experienced (expert) and an inexperienced (novice) laparoscopic surgeon (construct validity) based on a blinded videotape review of a laparoscopic cholecystectomy procedure. Ten board-certified surgeons actively engaged in the practice and… CONTINUE READING

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