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Use of quick response (QR) codes to achieve timely feedback in clinical simulation settings
  1. Jemina Oremeyi Onimowo1,
  2. Gary Knowles2,
  3. Gemma Wrighton2,
  4. Manisha Shah3
  1. 1 Anaesthetics, Medway Maritime Hospital, Kent, UK
  2. 2 Clinical Simulation, Medway Maritime Hospital, Gillingham, UK
  3. 3 Anaesthetics, Medway NHS Foundation Trust, Gillingham, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jemina Oremeyi Onimowo, Anaesthetics, Medway Maritime Hospital, Kent ME7 5NY, UK; jemina.onimowo{at}


For clinical simulation to be of maximum benefit, obtaining timely feedback from participants is vital in ensuring suitable improvements are made in the content and delivery of teaching in this setting. This report reviews the literature and describes the use of quick response (QR) codes instead of paper feedback forms following simulation-based learning sessions for fourth-year medical students. This newly implemented electronic method of collecting feedback has resulted in an increase in feedback response rate, reduction in administrative workload and a reduced carbon footprint. We also discuss other QR code-based innovations currently being implemented in this setting.

  • feedback
  • Qr codes
  • simulation-based medical education

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  • Contributors All the authors in different but substantial capacities contributed to the conception, design, data collection, analysis, drafting and revising of this work.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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