Springer, Dordrecht


244 Pages

ISBN 978-3-319-73635-8

Putting systems and complexity sciences into practice

sharing the experience

Edited by

Joachim P. Sturmberg

This idea-packed resource takes systems and complexity sciences out of blue-sky territory and into the concrete world of contemporary healthcare practice. Beginning with a new reframing of health and illness, its chapters redesign traditional disease-centered models of care into modern, health-centered—and patient-centered—health service systems. The approaches shown here combine innovation and common sense to recognize and attend to patients' needs across areas including health education and training, information accessibility, health service organization and delivery, and disease in individual context. Thevariety of solutions applied to this wide spectrum of issues shows the suitability of systems, complexity, and adaptive thinking to the ongoing objectives of making health services more responsive, effective, and equitable.


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Putting Systems and Complexity Sciences into Practice is an inspiring idea book that sill interest health policymakers, health financiers, organizational leaders, healthcare administrators, clinicians, researchers, students, and interested lay readers.                                                                                                              


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Sturmberg, J. P. (ed) (2018). Putting systems and complexity sciences into practice: sharing the experience, Springer, Dordrecht.

Table of Contents

From microbes to models

Jones Alonzo H.


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Suspending hierarchy, liberating innovation

Hurd Diane; Coombs Nicholas; Fairbanks Cara; Landon Heather; Macdonald Andrea; Luraas Kyle; Cross Keri


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Transforming monitoring and improving care with variability-derived clinical decision support

Herry Christophe L.; Scales Nathan B.; Newman Kimberley D.


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New ways of knowing and researching

McDonald Paige L.; Lotrecchiano Gaetano R.


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Complexity of knowledge in primary care

Dunkel Frauke; Konitzer Martin


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Relationship between health outcomes and health factors

Gonnering Russell S.; Riley William J.


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Positive deviance in health care

Aron David C.; Wilson Brigid; Tseng Chin-Lin; Soroka Orysya; Pogach Leonard M.


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Understanding the emergency department ecosystem using agent-based modeling

Olugboji Oluwayemisi; Camorlinga Sergio G.; Kaushal Arjun


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Leo's lions

Kissling Bruno; Quarroz Esther


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