Table 5

Assessment of the simulation as a whole, the performance of clinical actions and the methods of administration of the three simulations in each of the teams in the participating units. The p values for the test of difference within each team varied between 0.148 and 0.649 (details not shown). Numbers are percentages (SD percentage points) or average scores (SD)

Unit and caseNumber of clinical actionsTime used to complete simulation (minutes)Average overall score (SD) (range 1–10)% of correct clinical actions (SD)% of correct administration
(SD)
% of correct accordance between observation and clinical action (SD)Average score for clinical actions
(SD) (range 1–10)
Average score for administration
(SD) (range 1–10)
Nursing home
 Pulmonary emboli4174.8 (1.3)60% (13)35% (35)75% (29)4.9 (1.1)5.5 (1.7)
 Sepsis4153.3 (1.0)50% (46)63% (32)63% (48)4.2 (2.3)4.3 (2.6)
 Heart failure3134.5 (2.1)83% (14)92% (14)92% (14)6.1 (0.3)7.7 (0.4)
Out-of-hours GP service
 Pulmonary emboli5117.8 (2.6)95% (11)100% (0)95% (11)7.8 (0.7)8.0 (0.9)
 Sepsis4124.8 (1.7)69% (38)88% (25)77% (31)6.0 (2.5)6.5 (2.3)
 Heart failure14125.5 (1.3)89% (19)84% (21)89% (16)7.4 (1.9)7.7 (1.6)
Emergency department
 Pulmonary emboli13167.0 (1.2)85% (24)87% (28)90% (16)7.7 (1.8)7.7 (2.0)
 Sepsis7146.3 (1.0)76% (18)85% (21)100% (0)7.0 (1.2)7.1 (1.3)
 Heart failure19206.3 (0.5)88% (18)91% (21)90% (18)7.7 (1.6)8.2 (1.5)
  • GP, general practice.