When Good Doctors Make Mistakes

Two interesting articles from New Yorker “When Doctors Make Mistakes” and “Good Doctors Go Bed

“Doctors, You Can Learn a Whole Lot From a Dummy” by Washington Post

Doctors, You Can Learn a Whole Lot From a Dummy.

See the related study from Chest.

The key is multiple experiences for trainees rather just one time exposure at simulation center.

Study is needed to justify the cost and resources associate with simulation training.

ABIM to use Medical Simulation Technology to Evaluate Physician Competence

This is the first time for medical specialty board to offer the medical simulation as assessment tool for physician competence.

http://www.abim.org/news/news/01-29-08-mst.aspx

http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/02-04-2008/0004748861&EDATE=

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