Measuring team performance in simulation-based training: adopting best practices for healthcare

Simul Healthc. 2008 Spring;3(1):33-41. doi: 10.1097/SIH.0b013e3181626276.


Team performance measurement is a critical and frequently overlooked component of an effective simulation-based training system designed to build teamwork competencies. Quality team performance measurement is essential for systematically diagnosing team performance and subsequently making decisions concerning feedback and remediation. However, the complexities of team performance pose a challenge to effectively measuring team performance. This article synthesizes the scientific literature on this topic and provides a set of best practices for designing and implementing team performance measurement systems in simulation-based training.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Benchmarking / methods
  • Clinical Competence
  • Computer Simulation
  • Delivery of Health Care / standards*
  • Group Processes
  • Health Personnel / education*
  • Humans
  • Inservice Training / methods
  • Interprofessional Relations
  • Medical Errors / prevention & control
  • Patient Care Team / standards*
  • Safety Management / methods
  • Task Performance and Analysis