Journal Article

Virtual patients designed for training against medical error: exploring the impact of decision-making on learner motivation.

Woodham LA; Round J; Stenfors T; Bujacz A; Karlgren K; Jivram T; Riklefs V; Poulton E; Poulton T.

Researchers assessed the impact of two different virtual patient models containing error-based scenarios on medical students at six different institutions across three countries. They found that the use of branched decision-making logic did not change students' motivation as compared to a linear virtual patient model without such logic.