The future vision of simulation in healthcare.

  title={The future vision of simulation in healthcare.},
  author={David M. Gaba},
  journal={Simulation in healthcare : journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare},
  volume={2 2},
  • D. Gaba
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • Simulation in healthcare : journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare
Simulation is a technique-not a technology-to replace or amplify real experiences with guided experiences that evoke or replicate substantial aspects of the real world in a fully interactive manner. The diverse applications of simulation in healthcare can be categorized by 11 dimensions: aims and purposes of the simulation activity; unit of participation; experience level of participants; healthcare domain; professional discipline of participants; type of knowledge, skill, attitudes, or… 

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  • G. Letterie
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    American journal of obstetrics and gynecology
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