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dc.contributor.authorAkhtar, Ken_US
dc.contributor.authorSugand, Ken_US
dc.contributor.authorWijendra, Aen_US
dc.contributor.authorStandfield, NJen_US
dc.contributor.authorCobb, JPen_US
dc.contributor.authorGupte, CMen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-09T16:14:52Z
dc.date.available2015-02-20en_US
dc.date.issued2015en_US
dc.identifier.issn1754-9493en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/9732
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Simulation allows training without posing risk to patient safety. It has developed in response to the demand for patient safety and the reduced training times for surgeons. Whilst there is an increasing role of simulation in orthopaedic training, the perception of patients and the general public of this novel method is yet unknown. Patients and the public were given the opportunity to perform a diagnostic knee arthroscopy on a virtual reality ARTHRO Mentor simulator. After their practice session, participants answered a validated questionnaire based on a 5-point Likert Scale assessing their opinions on arthroscopic simulation. Primary objective was observing perception of patients on orthopaedic virtual reality simulation. FINDINGS: There were a total of 159 respondents, of which 86% were of the opinion that simulators are widely used in surgical training and 94% felt that they should be compulsory. 91% would feel safer having an operation by a surgeon trained on simulators, 87% desired their surgeon to be trained on simulators and 72% believed that additional simulator training resulted in better surgeons. Moreover, none of the respondents would want their operation to be performed by a surgeon who had not trained on a simulator. Cronbach's alpha was 0.969. CONCLUSIONS: There is also a clear public consensus for this method of training to be more widely utilised and it would enhance public perception of safer training of orthopaedic surgeons. This study of public perception provides a mandate to increase investment and infrastructure in orthopaedic simulation as part of promoting clinical governance.en_US
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dc.languageengen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofPatient Saf Surgen_US
dc.subjectArthroscopyen_US
dc.subjectPerceptionen_US
dc.subjectPublic perceptionen_US
dc.subjectSurgical simulationen_US
dc.subjectVirtual realityen_US
dc.titleTraining safer surgeons: How do patients view the role of simulation in orthopaedic training?en_US
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/s13037-015-0058-5en_US
pubs.author-urlhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25750661en_US
pubs.notesNot knownen_US
pubs.publication-statusPublished onlineen_US
pubs.volume9en_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2015-02-20en_US


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