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Reducing unwarranted variation in healthcare service delivery systems: key issues, research challenges and potential solutions
Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers
  • Nagesh Shukla, University of Wollongong
  • Senevi Kiridena, University of Wollongong
  • Nishikant Mishra, Aberystwyth University
RIS ID
71815
Publication Date
1-1-2012
Publication Details

Shukla, N., Kiridena, S. & Mishra, N. (2012). Reducing unwarranted variation in healthcare service delivery systems: key issues, research challenges and potential solutions. 26th ANZAM Conference 2012 (p. In Press).

Abstract

There is a growing need worldwide to increase the quality and productivity of healthcare services delivery. To this end, analysing and reducing unwarranted variations in healthcare has attracted much attention in recent times. However, current modelling and simulation approaches to reduce unwarranted variations suffer from numerous limitations. Consequently, service improvement efforts have often failed to deliver expected results. This paper discusses the key issues associated with reducing unwarranted variations in hospital service delivery systems, and proposes a research framework that aims at overcoming these issues. In doing so, it highlights the need for: accurately and efficiently modelling complex service delivery systems; developing systematic knowledge acquisition approaches; and developing scalable simulation models to analyse unwarranted variations on and from care pathways.

Citation Information
Nagesh Shukla, Senevi Kiridena and Nishikant Mishra. "Reducing unwarranted variation in healthcare service delivery systems: key issues, research challenges and potential solutions" (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/nagesh_shukla/4/