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Improved Safety and Cost Savings from Reductions in Cast-Saw Burns After Simulation-Based Education for Orthopaedic Surgery Residents

  • September 6, 2017

Researchers from Boston Children's Hospital and CRICO characterize the clinical efficacy and cost-effectiveness of simulation training aimed at reducing cast-saw injuries.


Researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital analyzed CBS data to determine the costs associated with cast-saw burn claims. This analysis enabled the necessary calculations in order to determine a return on investment for the simulation-based training. The study concluded that simulation-based training for orthopaedic surgical residents was effective in reducing cast-saw injuries and had a high theoretical return on investment.

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Bae DS, Lynch H, Jamieson K, Yu-Moe CW, Roussin C. Improved safety and cost savings from reductions in cast-saw burns after simulation-based education for orthopaedic surgery residents. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2017 Sep 6; 99 (17): e94. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.17.00199