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Table 1 The average time to construct the various cases, based on estimations from the case creators.

From: Development, implementation and pilot evaluation of a Web-based Virtual Patient Case Simulation environment – Web-SP

Construction of the case Medicine Pharmacy Dentistry
Plan the case on paper 2 hours 2 hours 1 hour
Prepare the media (photos, x-rays, sound, movies) 12 hours 12 hours 16 hours
Author the case in Web-SP (text and media) 7–8 hours 8 hours 2–3 hours
Author the feedback in Web-SP 3–5 hours 4 hours 2–3 hours