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Title: Investigating the potential to simulate hospital-based infection outbreaks using the STAMP architecture
Authors: Waterson, Patrick
Chung, Paul Wai Hing
Keywords: STAMP
Simulation and modeling
Patient safety infectious diseases
Complex systems
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: © Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Citation: WATERSON, P.E. and CHUNG, P.W.H., 2010. Investigating the potential to simulate hospital-based infection outbreaks using the STAMP architecture. IET CD-ROM Proceedings. The 5th IET International System Safety Conference 2010, Manchester, UK, 18th-20th October.
Abstract: In this paper we describe our use of the STAMP architecture to analyse the C. difficile infection outbreaks which occurred at the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS trust. Background data from other outbreaks in the UK (e.g., at Stoke Mandeville NHS trust) were also used to build STAMP models. The specification uses components of STAMP such as negative and positive feedback loops to represent the degree to which decisions taken at a higher level in the system (e.g., bed turnover targets) impacted upon system components at lower levels (e.g., the morale and attitude of staff at ward level). In addition, the specification includes elements which aim to model the degree to which organisational learning was inhibited or facilitated within the system (e.g., through the provision of balancing loops – Kontogiannis, in press). Finally, we examine the role played by the different types of mental model held by the various human actors in the system and how these change over time/are impacted by external constraints.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/7943
Publisher Link: http://conferences.theiet.org/system-safety/programme/index.cfm
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