Rising costs, medical errors, and low quality in healthcare reflect problems with system organization. NECSI's healthcare systems research focuses on improving the structure of provider organizations: how to lower costs, improve preventative medicine, and enhance patient care --- including dramatic reductions in medical errors.

Lowering Costs, Improving Quality

NECSI research analyzes how healthcare costs and quality can be improved, from prevention to complex diagnosis.

Complex Systems Science and Obesity. Y. Bar-Yam (2014).

A Complex Systems Science Approach to Healthcare Costs and Quality, Y. Bar-Yam, S. Bar-Yam, K.Z. Bertrand, N. Cohen, A.S. Gard-Murray, H.P. Harte, and L. Leykum (2013).

Environmental Complexity: Information For Human-Environment Well-being, Y. Bar-Yam, A. Davidson (1997).

Patient Safety in Complex Medical Settings: A Prospective Study in the Operating Room, M. Dierks, C. Christian, E. Roth, T. Sheridan, M. Gustafson, M. Zinner, DRAFT.

Improving the Effectiveness of Health Care and Public Health: A Multi-Scale Complex Systems Analysis, Y. Bar-Yam (2006).

Opportunities in Delivery of Preventive Services in Retail Settings, Y. Bar-Yam, D. Harmon, K. Nesbitt, M. Lim, S. Smith, B.A. Perkins (2013).



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