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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 Laroque, C., Himmelspach, J., Pasupathy, R., Rose, O. and Uhrmacher, A.M. (eds.) In Proceedings of the 2012 Winter Simulation Conference. 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.

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Published date: December 2012
Venue - Dates: Winter Simulation Conference 2012, Germany, 2012-12-09 - 2012-12-12
Organisations: Gerontology, Southampton Business School


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ORCID for Rosalind Willis: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 27 Sep 2012 12:17
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 05:24

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Author: Maria Evandrou
Author: Rebekah Luff
Author: Richard Shaw
Author: Joe Viana
Author: Rosalind Willis ORCID iD
Editor: C. Laroque
Editor: J. Himmelspach
Editor: R. Pasupathy
Editor: O. Rose
Editor: A.M. Uhrmacher

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