Review of surgical simulation finds progress in curricula, training, and feedback; little evidence re: outcomes.
Am J Surg. 2015 Aug 12; [Epub ahead of print].
An overview of research priorities in surgical simulation: what the literature shows has been achieved during the 21st century and what remains.
Johnston MJ, Paige JT, Aggarwal R, et al; Association for Surgical Education Simulation Committee. Am J Surg. 2015 Aug 12; [Epub ahead of print].
Simulation has been explored as a way to improve teamwork, crisis management, and technical skills in surgery. This review analyzes the evidence base on surgical simulation and identifies areas of progress, including curricula development, training techniques, and feedback methods. However, there is still a lack of data confirming the impact of simulation interventions on patient outcomes.
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