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

Brailsford, Sally, Silverman, Eric, Rossiter, Stuart, Bijak, Jakub, Shaw, Richard, Viana, Joe, Noble, Jason, Efstathiou, Sophia and Vlachantoni, Athina (2011) Complex systems modeling for supply and demand in health and social care. Winter Simulation Conference 2011, Phoenix, US, 11 - 14 Dec 2011. 12pp.


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This paper introduces a major new cross-disciplinary research project that looks at the UK health and so-cial 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 discus-sion 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.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Invited Paper)
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions : Faculty of Humanities > Philosophy
Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Agents, Interactions & Complexity
Faculty of Social and Human Sciences > Social Sciences > Ageing / Gerontology
Faculty of Social and Human Sciences > Social Sciences > Social Statistics & Demography
ePrint ID: 198997
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
10 October 2011Submitted
14 December 2011Delivered
14 December 2011Made publicly available
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2011 13:24
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:45
The Care Life Cycle: Responding to the Health and Social Care Needs of an Ageing Society
Funded by: EPSRC (EP/H021698/1)
Led by: Jane Cecelia Falkingham
24 May 2010 to 23 May 2015
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