Innovative Healthcare Systems for the 21st Century

  • Hassan Qudrat-Ullah
  • Peter Tsasis

Part of the Understanding Complex Systems book series (UCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction to Innovative Healthcare Systems for the Twenty-First Century

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Hassan Qudrat-Ullah
      Pages 3-12
  3. Theoretical Approaches and Frameworks for Healthcare Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Arni Ariani, Allya P. Koesoema, Soegijardjo Soegijoko
      Pages 15-70
    3. Liborio Stuppia, Emilia Ferone, Lamberto Manzoli, Andrea Pitasi, Massimiliano Ruzzeddu
      Pages 141-166
    4. S. Amara, T. Baghdadli, B. Nordell, R. Khimulu
      Pages 167-180
  4. Modeling and Simulation in Service of Healthcare Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. John P. Ansah, Victoria Koh, Muhammad Azeem Qureshi, David B. Matchar
      Pages 183-224
    3. Gunasekaran Manogaran, Daphne Lopez, Chandu Thota, Kaja M. Abbas, Saumyadipta Pyne, Revathi Sundarasekar
      Pages 263-284
    4. Ali Dastmalchian, Claudia Steinke
      Pages 299-331
  5. Future Research Directions in Innovative Healthcare Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 333-333
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 337-341

About this book


This book presents the latest in decision-making tools, techniques, and solutions for policy makers to utilize in overcoming the challenges faced by healthcare systems. With contributions from experts world-wide, an array of healthcare management models, techniques, and integrative solutions are presented, drawing on econometric, system dynamics, and agent-based models as well as state-of-the-art empirical studies. As total healthcare spending (both total expenditures on health as a percentage of GDP and average spending on per capita) increases across most of the world’s economies, healthcare systems continue to face challenges in terms of cost, quality, and access, as a result of its fragmented nature. Consequently, healthcare managers and policy makers require innovative integrative approaches and solutions to better manage complex, dynamic healthcare systems.

This volume offers researchers and policy makers an insightful and critical review of the state of the art in healthcare modeling, with a particular focus on system dynamics, agent-based models, and modern empirical studies. It will be of interest to those in the fields of health, business management, and information systems.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Hassan Qudrat-Ullah
    • 1
  • Peter Tsasis
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Administrative StudiesYork UniversityTorontoCanada
  2. 2.School of Health Policy and Mangement & School of Administrative StudiesYork UniversityTorontoCanada

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