Using system dynamics to model the social care system: simulation modeling as the catalyst in linking demography to care delivery


Brailsford, Sally C., Evandrou, Maria, Luff, Rebekah, Shaw, Richard, Viana, Joe, Vlachantoni, Athina and Willis, Rosalind (2012) Using system dynamics to model the social care system: simulation modeling as the catalyst in linking demography to care delivery. In, Laroque, C., Himmelspach, J., Pasupathy, R., Rose, O. and Uhrmacher, A.M. (eds.) Proceedings of the 2012 Winter Simulation Conference. Winter Simulation Conference 2012 , INFORMS.

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This paper describes a system dynamics model for social care, developed in collaboration with a local authority
in England, as part of the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Care Life Cycle
project based at the University of Southampton. The model was populated with data from a wide
range of sources, local and national. We present some illustrative results, and discuss the process of model
development and the challenges around data collection. We also discuss the benefits derived from codeveloping
such a model with practitioner users and as part of a multi-disciplinary team involving demographers
and social statisticians.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions : Faculty of Business and Law > Southampton Business School
Faculty of Social and Human Sciences > Social Sciences > Ageing / Gerontology
ePrint ID: 343099
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December 2012Made publicly available
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2012 12:17
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 14:34
Projects:
Centre for Population Change: Understanding Population Change in the 21st Century
Funded by: ESRC National Centre for Research Methods (RES-625-28-0001)
Led by: Jane Cecelia Falkingham
1 January 2009 to 31 December 2013
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/343099

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