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Real-world virtual patient simulation to improve diagnostic performance through deliberate practice: a prospective quasi-experimental study.

Kotwal S, Fanai M, Fu W, et al. Real-world virtual patient simulation to improve diagnostic performance through deliberate practice: a prospective quasi-experimental study. Diagnosis (Berl). 2021;8(4):489-496. doi: 10.1515/dx-2020-0127

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December 15, 2021
Kotwal S, Fanai M, Fu W, et al. Diagnosis (Berl). 2021;8(4):489-496.

Previous studies have used virtual patient cases to help trainees and practicing physicians improve diagnostic accuracy. Using virtual patients, this study found that brief lectures combined with 9 hours of supervised deliberate practice improved the ability of medical interns to correctly diagnose dizziness.

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Kotwal S, Fanai M, Fu W, et al. Real-world virtual patient simulation to improve diagnostic performance through deliberate practice: a prospective quasi-experimental study. Diagnosis (Berl). 2021;8(4):489-496. doi: 10.1515/dx-2020-0127