Implementing economic evaluation in simulation-based medical education: challenges and opportunities

Simulation-based medical education (SBME) is now ubiquitous at all levels of medical training. Given the substantial resources needed for SBME, economic evaluation of simulation-based programmes or curricula is required to demonstrate whether improvement in trainee performance (knowledge, skills and attitudes) and health outcomes justifies the cost of investment. Current literature evaluating SBME fails to provide consistent and interpretable information on the relative costs and benefits of alternatives.

Year of Publication: 2018

Authors: Yiqun Lin, Adam Cheng, Kent Hecker, Vincent Grant, Gillian Currie