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Moving the Needle: Simulation's Impact on Patient Outcomes
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  • Neal Seymour, MD, Baystate Health
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Article, Peer-reviewed
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This review investigates the available literature that addresses the impact simulator training has on patient outcomes. The authors conducted a comprehensive literature search of studies reporting outcomes of simulation training and categorized studies based on the Kirkpatrick model of training evaluation. Kirkpatrick level 4 studies reporting patient outcomes were identified and included in this review. Existing evidence is promising, demonstrating patient benefits as a result of simulation training for central line placement, obstetric emergencies, cataract surgery, laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair, and team training.
Citation Information
Cox T, Seymour N, Stefanidis D. Moving the Needle: Simulation's Impact on Patient Outcomes. Surg Clin North Am. 2015 Aug;95(4):827-38.