Mapping the use of computational modelling and simulation in clinics: A survey

Computational modelling and simulation (CM&S) can be used in medicine to mimic biological processes with the goal of understanding pathophysiology, improving diagnosis, treatment, or the prevention of diseases).

The Virtual Physiological Human Institute (VPHi) reached out to medical stakeholders to record their experiences and opinions on the use of CM&S in clinical practice.

The aim of this study was capturing the state of CM&S in clinics by means of a survey toward the clinical community.

Responses were collected online using the Virtual Physiological Human institute communication channels, engagement with clinical societies, hospitals and individual contacts, from all over the world, between 2020 and 2021.

The questionnaire focused on taking a snapshot of the levels of knowledge and acceptance of CM&S within the medical community, and on their reported experiences with perceived benefits and barriers. The results of this study hopefully contribute to enriching the understanding of the clinical translation of CM&S.

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