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 At Winter Simulation Conference 2011, United States. 11 - 14 Dec 2011. 12 pp.


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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 (Other)
Venue - Dates: Winter Simulation Conference 2011, United States, 2011-12-11 - 2011-12-14
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Organisations: Social Statistics & Demography, Agents, Interactions & Complexity, Gerontology, Philosophy
ePrint ID: 198997
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10 October 2011Submitted
14 December 2011e-pub ahead of print
14 December 2011Published
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2011 13:24
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2017 01:29
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