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Resource Name:Systems science and systems thinking for public health: a systematic review of the field
File:click to download: Carey_-_Systems_science_and_systems_thinking_for_public_health-_a_systematic_review.pdf
Resource Type:Article
Short Desc:This paper reports on findings from a systematic review designed to investigate the state of systems science research in public health. The objectives were to: (1) explore how systems methodologies are being applied within public health and (2) identify fruitful areas of activity. There is a great deal of interest in how the application of systems concepts and approach might aid public health. Our analysis suggests that soft systems modelling techniques are likely to be the most useful addition to public health, and align well with current debate around knowledge transfer and policy. However, the full range of systems methodologies is yet to be engaged with by public health researchers.
Resource Date:11-Nov-15
Contact Person:Eric Sarriot
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