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“Since inception, there have been concerns regarding the validity and appropriate utilization of clinical or healthcare simulation. The purpose of healthcare simulation is to replicate realistic environments and situations to expose and better prepare learners for the true healthcare setting. According to Agha and Fowler, clinical simulation training has become essential in maintaining teaching strategies, technical skills, and patient safety. Over the past three decades, the need for and importance of healthcare simulation, as well as the utilization of healthcare simulation, has steadily increased.

A recent study by Schaffer et al entitled ‘Association of Simulation Training With Rates of Medical Malpractice Claims Among Obstetrician-Gynecologists’ found a ‘significant reduction in malpractice claim rates after simulation training’. The primary goal of the study was to analyze malpractice claims rates and have the participating Ob-Gyns participate in a healthcare simulation or series of clinical simulations. After the healthcare simulation(s), the malpractice claim rates would be compared to the malpractice claim rates documented earlier, along with an analysis of the correlation of how many healthcare simulation training sessions were attended by the physicians.”

Learn more on the “Significant Reduction in Malpractice Claims After Medical Simulation Training” via HealthySimulation.

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