Emergency and on-demand health care: modelling a large complex system

@article{Brailsford2004EmergencyAO,
  title={Emergency and on-demand health care: modelling a large complex system},
  author={Sally C. Brailsford and Valerie A. Lattimer and P. Tarnaras and J. C. Turnbull},
  journal={Journal of the Operational Research Society},
  year={2004},
  volume={55},
  pages={34-42}
}
This paper describes how system dynamics was used as a central part of a whole-system review of emergency and on-demand health care in Nottingham, England. Based on interviews with 30 key individuals across health and social care, a ‘conceptual map’ of the system was developed, showing potential patient pathways through the system. This was used to construct a stock-flow model, populated with current activity data, in order to simulate patient flows and to identify system bottle-necks. Without… CONTINUE READING
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