Putting Systems and Complexity Sciences Into Practice : Sharing the Experience, Hardback Book

Putting Systems and Complexity Sciences Into Practice : Sharing the Experience Hardback

Edited by Joachim P. Sturmberg


This idea-packed resource takes systems and complexity sciences out of blue-sky territory and into the concrete world of contemporary healthcare practice.

Beginning with a new reframing of health and illness, its chapters redesign traditional disease-centered models of care into modern, health-centered-and patient-centered-health service systems.

The approaches shown here combine innovation and common sense to recognize and attend to patients' needs across areas including health education and training, information accessibility, health service organization and delivery, and disease in individual context.

The variety of solutions applied to this wide spectrum of issues shows the suitability of systems, complexity, and adaptive thinking to the ongoing objectives of making health services more responsive, effective, and equitable. Highlights of the coverage: Healthy smoker: an oxymoron?

Maybe, but it is more complicated than thatTransforming monitoring and improving care with variability-derived clinical decision supportLinking Gulf War illness to genome instability, somatic evolution, and complex adaptive systemsComplexity of knowledge in primary care: understanding the discipline's requisite knowledge: a bibliometric studyNew ways of knowing and researching: integrating complexity into a translational health sciences programUnderstanding the emergency department ecosystem using agent-based modelling Putting Systems and Complexity Sciences into Practice is an inspiring idea book that sill interest health policymakers, health financiers, organizational leaders, healthcare administrators, clinicians, researchers, students, and interested lay readers.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 244 pages, 20 Tables, color; 69 Illustrations, color; 9 Illustrations, black and white; XVI, 244 p.
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Health economics
  • ISBN: 9783319736358



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