Complex systems modeling for supply and demand in health and social care

Sally Brailsford, Eric Silverman, Stuart Rossiter, Jakub Bijak, Richard Shaw, Joe Viana, Jason Noble, Sophia Efstathiou, Athina Vlachantoni

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    Abstract

    This paper introduces a major new cross-disciplinary research project that looks at the UK health and social care system, as part of an ambitious, broader initiative to apply methods from complexity science to a range of key global challenges. This particular project aims to develop new, integrated models for the supply and demand of both health and social care, in the context of the societal change brought about by migration, mobility and the ageing population. We discuss the background to the work, and the broad way in which we intend to leverage complexity science. This is made more specific with a brief discussion on existing demographic models, and some examples of model-building in progress. We conclude with a glimpse into the subtly difficult problems of fostering such innovative interdisciplinarity.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages1125-1136
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011
    Event2011 Winter Simulation Conference - Phoenix, United States
    Duration: 11 Dec 201114 Dec 2011

    Conference

    Conference2011 Winter Simulation Conference
    Abbreviated titleWSC 2011
    CountryUnited States
    Period11/12/1114/12/11

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