The application of systems thinking in health: why use systems thinking?

by David H Peters
Health Research Policy and Systems 2014, 12:51 (26 August 2014)

6 pp. 185 kB:
http://www.health-policy-systems.com/content/pdf/1478-4505-12-51.pdf

This paper explores the question of what systems thinking adds to the field of global health. Observing that elements of systems thinking are already common in public health research, the article discusses which of the large body of theories, methods, and tools associated with systems thinking are more useful. The paper reviews the origins of systems thinking, describing a range of the theories, methods, and tools.

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