Marshall, D., Rogers, p., Rohelder, T., & Vanderby, S. (2010). System Dynamics Modeling: A Decision Support Tool to Improve Care for Hip & Knee Osteoarthritis. Institute of Health Economics. Retrieved from: http://www.ihe.ca/documents/10743%20IHE-book-ModelingWorkshop-revisedb.pdf
This booklet provides an overview of the SD approach and its potential applications in improving access to health services and quality of care. The specific application addressed here is the improvement of care of patients with hip and knee osteoarthritis (OA), as this is a pressing issue in Canada today. The specific health system and population addressed here is the Province of Alberta. Although initially targeted towards a specific condition and system, we expect that the approach will be generalizable to the improvement of the system of care for patients with other health conditions.