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Are Video Game Players Better at Laparoscopic Surgical Tasks?

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Past Video Game Experience
and Suturing Skill
Surgeons who have Top Gun Score v s Time spent playing
video games
played video games in
8,000
the past were 33% better 7,000
6,793

at laparoscopic drills


Average Top gun Score
6,000 5,420
4,787
and suturing (p<0.005)* 5,000

4,000

3,000


Surgeons with past max 2,000

1,000
participation of >3 hours
-
per week were 42% > 3 hours 0-3 hours Never (n=15)
(n=9) (n=9)
better at laparoscopic Hours/week playing video games (peak)
drills and suturing
(p<0.01)* * Analysis of variance (ANOVA)