Simulation Training May Improve Quality of Patient Care

Video Addresses Methodology for Practicing Low-Incidence, High-Risk Events Across All Medical Specialties

Napa, California—March 19, 2013—The Doctors Company, the nation’s largest medical malpractice insurer, announced today its latest video, “Simulation Training for Improved Quality,” featuring Marion Y. Constable, MSN, CNM Principal, Healthcare Safety Solutions, LLC and consultant to The Doctors Company.

In the short video, Ms. Constable shares real-life examples of hospitals that have experienced quality improvements following simulation training. She also defines simulation training and outlines training steps that may positively affect patient safety. The most important step, she notes, is “debriefing.” During this step, interdisciplinary teams reflect on what went well, what could be improved, and how to solve any communication, teamwork, or system problems that were uncovered.

“The Doctors Company is fiercely committed to advancing the practice of good medicine,” said Stacy Schultz, vice president of marketing for The Doctors Company. “Our simulation program, which is offered to a growing number of specialties, is just one example of the steps we take to meet this commitment.”

To view the video and to subscribe to The Doctors Company YouTube channel, go to www.youtube.com/doctorscompany.

About The Doctors Company
Founded by doctors for doctors in 1976, The Doctors Company (www.thedoctors.com) is relentlessly committed to advancing, protecting, and rewarding the practice of good medicine. The Doctors Company is the nation’s largest medical malpractice insurer, with 73,000 members and $4 billion in assets, and is rated A by A.M. Best Company and Fitch Ratings.

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