Table 1

Demographic and general characteristics of the simulation centres

All respondents,
n (%)
Geographical distribution
 Northern19 (44.2)
 Central14 (32.7)
 Southern10 (23.3)
Affiliation
 Hospital13 (30.2)
 University16 (37.2)
 Private society7 (16.3)
 Other7 (16.3)
 Mixed5 (11.6)
 Regional authority2 (4.7)
Localisation
 In hospital25 (58.1)
 Out of hospital18 (41.9)
Surface area (m2)
 <25020 (46.5)
 250–50011 (25.6)
 >50012 (27.9)
Funded by (one or more answers)
 Hospital18 (41.9)
 University18 (41.9)
 Private foundation10 (23.3)
 Government0 (0)
 Other (ie, courses fee, self-funding)21 (48.8)
Staff members
Director(s)
Full time7 (16.3)
 Part time35 (81.4)
Administrative
Full time22 (51.2)
 Part time15 (34.9)
IT
Full time15 (34.9)
 Part time9 (20.9)
Instructors/facilitators
Full time0 (0)
 Part time43 (100)
Accreditation (one or more answers)
 Società Italiana di Simulazione in Medicina (SIMMED)16 (48.5)
 Society in Europe for Simulation (SESAM)6 (18.2)*
 Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH)2 (6.1)
 Società Italiana Anestesia, Analgesia, Rianimazione e Terapia Intensiva (SIAARTI)16 (48.5)
 Società Italiana di Medicina d’Emergenza-Urgenza (SIMEU)4 (12.1)
 Other (ie, IRC, AHA, ACS)11 (33.3)
  • *Five in progress or members of Simulation Centre Networking Project.

  • ACS, American College of Surgeons; AHA, American Heart Association; IRC, Italian Resuscitation Council; IT, information technology.