Medical Education Simulated Learning Helps to Improve Patient Care Outcomes


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According to a study conducted by a Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine researcher, William C. McGaghie, PhD, he and his colleagues found that use of simulation techniques in medical education, such as lifelike mannequins and computer systems, can help boost patient care and result to better outcomes.

McGaghie and colleagues report in the journal Medical Education that simulation-based mastery learning (SBML) "is a powerful educational model that improves clinical skills and has important downstream effects on health and society."


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