Using medical simulators for obstetrics training can lower the incidence of medical malpractice claims, according to recent research from CRICO/Risk Management Foundation of the Harvard Medical Institutions, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and the Center for Medical Simulation. OB/GYNs who participated in medical simulation training experienced fewer claims in the retrospective analysis. The researchers compared malpractice claim rates for 292 OB/GYNs who were insured by the same company and attended at least one simulation training session over 17 years.
As the influence of value-based care increases, healthcare providers are learning that training and supporting family caregivers is crucial to patients maintaining optimal health. The results of a new study show providers can train family caregivers of patients with cancer by using a simulation-based intervention for care.