Simulation analysis of the consequences of shifting the balance of health care: a system dynamics approach.
OBJECTIVES: The shift in the balance of health care, bringing services 'closer to home', is a well-established trend. This study sought to provide insight into the consequences of this trend, in particular the stimulation of demand, by exploring the underlying feedback structure. METHODS: We constructed a simulation model using the system dynamics method, which is specifically designed for the analysis of feedback structure. The model was calibrated to two cases of the shift in cardiac cathe...Expand abstract
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