Technology and simulation to improve patient safety

George M. Ghobrial, Youssef J. Hamade, Bernard R. Bendok, James S. Harrop

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Improving the quality and efficiency of surgical techniques, reducing technical errors in the operating suite, and ultimately improving patient safety and outcomes through education are common goals in all surgical specialties. Current surgical simulation programs represent an effort to enhance and optimize the training experience, to overcome the training limitations of a mandated 80-hour work week, and have the overall goal of providing a well-balanced resident education in a society with a decreasing level of tolerance for medical errors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)239-243
Number of pages5
JournalNeurosurgery clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2015


  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurosurgical simulator
  • Resident education
  • Simulation
  • Surgical simulator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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