Use of an Agent-Based Model to Understand Clinical Systems

  title={Use of an Agent-Based Model to Understand Clinical Systems},
  author={Luci K. Leykum and Pradeep Kumar and Michael L. Parchman and Reuben R. McDaniel and Holly Jordan Lanham and Michael Agar},
  journal={J. Artificial Societies and Social Simulation},
Health care improvement efforts often focus on changing the behavior of individuals while the interdependencies among individuals are overlooked. The application of complex adaptive systems approach to studying healthcare delivery changes the focus of improvement efforts from the individual to the relationships and interdependencies among individuals in the system. Sensemaking and improvising are social activities that take place in the context of relationships between individuals. We explore… CONTINUE READING