I3. Healthcare Decision Support – methods, applications, and challenges

There is growing interest in the use of systems science methods such as dynamic simulation modelling to support evidence based decision making for health services. The purpose of this session is to bring together modellers and researchers interested in health and related sectors to present the latest developments, applications, and challenges related to decision support.

Papers are invited presenting new and innovative modelling methods eg. hybrid modelling as well as examples and case studies on the use of dynamic simulation modelling as a decision support tool for health or related sector policy and program decision making. Papers are also invited presenting the challenges of modelling in these sectors, including but not limited to: data availability and suitability for modelling; knowledge development and capacity building for modellers and decision makers; and moving from model development to impact on decision making.