An interesting article on the effect of music in the operating room with the title “Music meets surgery: two sides to the art of ”healing” was published in the October 2012 issue of the SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY journal.
According to authors Dimitrios Moris and Dimitrios Linos, when hearing music patients show lower anxiety levels before and during the operation, while less analgesia and anesthetic drugs appear to be needed. On the other hand, music may distract the surgical staff, even though it appears to increase the speed and accuracy of the surgeon. Classical music seems to be the most appropriate music during surgical work.
The research was conducted both on the basis of the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) tree and the Medical database (1946 to December 2012).
The article can be found at: