Study guide for Rouse lecture

Study guide for - Study guide for Rouse lecture Health care is a complex adaptive system What features does that imply it has It is dynamic and

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Study guide for Rouse lecture Health care is a complex adaptive system. What features does that imply it has? It is dynamic and changing, composed of independent agents whose goals and behaviors are likely to conflict, but who are intelligent and learn, which leads to changes in behaviors, and, thus, the system over time. This results in self-organizing patterns of innovation that could not have been predicted from the beginning. Health care has stakeholders, (the public, government, university, and business), each with diverse interests, and each composed of complex networks of people and institutions, even in terms of a common goal, such as "disease detection". Dr. Rouse presented three case studies. 1. Complexity . The healthcare market: He illustrated how healthcare is a complex network system, and showed that health care was more complex than retail, automotive, and aerospace industries from the viewpoint of the consumer. Retail markets, overall, however, are more complex than health care, but they appear less complex because they aim to minimize burden on
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2012 for the course ANTHRO 231 taught by Professor Dr.lampl during the Spring '11 term at Emory.

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