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Standardized (simulated) patients' accuracy in recording clinical performance check-list items

Marcy, M M
Colliver, J A
Verhulst, S J
Travis, T A
Barrows, H S
Published in Medical Education. 1992, vol. 26, no. 2, p. 99-104
Abstract In large-scale performance-based assessment of medical professionals' clinical competence, simulated patients (standardized patients-SPs) are used not only to simulate case problems but also to record on check-list the examinees' clinical performance during their encounter with the SPs. The purposes of this study were to determine the SPs' overall accuracy in recording check-list items, and whether their accuracy was affected by the various characteristics of the check-list, and by the different times during a day and the different days within the examination when the recordings were obtained. Results showed that the SPs' accuracy in recording check-list items was good to very good and was affected by the length of the check-list, as well as by the type and the clarity of the check-list item. It was further found that the SPs' accuracy was consistent and did not vary over the course of a one-day or a 15-day examination.
Keywords Clinical CompetenceEducation, Medical, UndergraduateEducational Measurement/methods/standardsObserver VariationPhysician-Patient RelationsRole PlayingSick RoleTime Factors
PMID: 1565039
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VU, Nu Viet et al. Standardized (simulated) patients' accuracy in recording clinical performance check-list items. In: Medical Education, 1992, vol. 26, n° 2, p. 99-104.

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