General practice as a complex system: a novel analysis of consultation data

Tom Love, Chris Burton, Christopher David Burton

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Complex systems have specific properties of robustness and self organisation which arise from interacting components within the overall system and which govern the system's behaviour. These are typically associated with a power law distribution of event sizes. Commentators have suggested that health systems are complex, but there has been limited quantitative investigation of this issue.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-52
Number of pages6
JournalFamily Practice
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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