This analysis opens new vistas for scholars and practitioners attempting to understand health care organizations as complex adaptive systems. The analysis holds value for those already familiar with this approach as well as those who may not be as familiar.
It was extremely exciting and gratifying to learn that the 2001 chapter, “Complexity science and health care management,” by Reuben R. McDaniel, Jr. and Dean J. Driebe, was one of the most highly cited in the Advances in Health Care Management series. The editor’s invitation to write an extension of that original chapter was enthusiastically received by McDaniel and Driebe, and Holly Jordan Lanham, a colleague who has been an active researcher in the area since the publication of the original chapter, has graciously agreed to join us in this endeavor. The authors would also like to acknowledge the editors and reviewers whose comments have contributed greatly to the quality of this chapter.
McDaniel, R.R., Driebe, D.J. and Lanham, H.J. (2013), "Health care organizations as complex systems: New Perspectives on Design and Management", Annual Review of Health Care Management: Revisiting The Evolution of Health Systems Organization (Advances in Health Care Management, Vol. 15), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 3-26. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1474-8231(2013)0000015007Download as .RIS
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