Medical Education and Simulation
Technology-enhanced simulation for health professions education: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Cook DA, Hatala R, Brydges R, et al (Mayo Med School, Rochester, MN; Univ of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada; Univ of Toronto, Ontario, Canada; et al) JAMA 306:978-988, 2011§
Although technology-enhanced simulation has widespread appeal, its effectiveness remains uncertain. A comprehensive synthesis of evidence may inform the use of simulation in health professions education.
To summarize the outcomes of technology-enhanced simulation training for health professions learners in comparison with no intervention.
Systematic search of MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, ERIC, PsychINFO, Scopus, key journals, and previous review bibliographies through May 2011.
Original research in any language evaluating simulation compared with no intervention for training practicing and student physicians, nurses, dentists, and other health care professionals.