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Author Hirsch, Gary B.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Abstract The System Dynamics modeling technique has been extensively applied to health care problems. Most of these applications have revealed insights to planners and policy-makers that would not have arisen without a System Dynamics model. The distinctive characteristics of System Dynamics that enabled these insights to be developed have also been the source of some problems as well. These problems have hindered the implementation of results from certain health care modeling efforts and have kept System Dynamics from being more broadly and extensively applied in the health care field. This paper focuses on both the strengths System Dynamics has shown in its applications to health care and the difficulties that have been encountered. As background to the discussion of strengths and problems, the paper begins with a general description of the System Dynamics approach and brief history of its development and application to health care.
Description Affiliation: Pugh-Roberts Associates, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts (Hirsch, Gary B.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1990-12-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal ACM SIGSIM Simulation Digest (SIML)
Volume Number 10
Issue Number 4
Page Count 5
Starting Page 38
Ending Page 42


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Source: ACM Digital Library