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The application of system dynamics modelling to system safety improvement: present use and future potential.

Ibrahim M; Gyuchan S; Jun GT; Robinson S. Safety Sci. 2018;106:104-120.

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September 19, 2018

Ibrahim M; Gyuchan S; Jun GT; Robinson S. Safety Sci. 2018;106:104-120.

This literature review examined the application of system dynamics, a simulation method that incorporates qualitative and quantitative data to characterize and predict how complex systems will perform over time, to patient safety. The authors applied a human factors framework to this literature and identified several influences on safety, including supervision, external factors, and organizational culture. The authors conclude that the field of system dynamics can be applied to health care in order to improve patient safety.