Climb on board for a simulating insider’s tour of some critical health and social challenges

Posted by Sharyn Rognrust, Category: Health Planning & Design, Health Reform, Infrastructure, Planning & Evaluation,

Two years ago, Croakey reported on an Integrated Care Symposium convened by the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association that sought to test the impacts of various health policy initiatives.

As Jennifer Doggett and Marie McInerney wrote at that time, such simulation events are a way of modelling changes within complex health systems, where such changes can often have unintended and unanticipated consequences given the complexity of interconnected health systems.

The AHHA recently convened another such simulation, and the LongRead below by Croakey editors and contributors who attended the event as rapporteurs, gives a rich insight into the complexity of challenges when seeking to reorient the focus of health and social systems towards consumers’ needs.

This is a pressing concern at a time when significant reforms in health, aged care, social welfare and disability are creating systems that are increasingly challenging for consumers to negotiate read more