Simulation and Quality Improvement in Anesthesiology

Christine S. Park*

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Simulation, a strategy for improving the quality and safety of patient care, is used for the training of technical and nontechnical skills and for training in teamwork and communication. This article reviews simulation-based research, with a focus on anesthesiology, at 3 different levels of outcome: (1) as measured in the simulation laboratory, (2) as measured in clinical performance, and (3) as measured in patient outcomes. It concludes with a discussion of some current uses of simulation, which include the identification of latent failures and the role of simulation in continuing professional practice assessment for anesthesiologists.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-28
Number of pages16
JournalAnesthesiology Clinics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2011


  • Assessment
  • Latent condition
  • Maintenance of certification
  • Quality improvement
  • Simulation
  • Translational

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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