Published in Health Business Week, April 30th, 2004
Researchers found that doctors who spent at least 3 hours a week playing video games made about 37% less mistakes in laparoscopic surgery and performed the task 27% faster than their counterparts who did not play video games.
"I use the same hand-eye coordination to play video games as I use for surgery," said James "Butch" Rosser, MD, 49, who demonstrated the results of his study April 6, 2004, at Beth Israel Medical Center.
Laparoscopic surgery, using a tiny camera and instruments controlled by joysticks outside the body, is...
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