Validity of surgical simulation for the assessment of operative skill.

  title={Validity of surgical simulation for the assessment of operative skill.},
  author={Anna Martha Julian Maria Paisley and Pamela J. Baldwin and S. Paterson-Brown},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  volume={88 11},
BACKGROUND Surgical simulators are being promoted as a means of assessing a surgeon's technical skills. Little evidence exists that simulator performance correlates with actual technical ability. This study was undertaken to determine the criterion and construct validity of currently available surgical simulations in the evaluation of technical skill. METHODS Simulator assessment was carried out on 36 basic surgical trainees, 37 surgically naïve first-year medical students and 16 experienced… CONTINUE READING
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