Investigating the potential to simulate hospital-based infection outbreaks using the STAMP architecture

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 sp...

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Main Authors: Patrick Waterson, Paul Chung
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Published: 2010
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spelling rr-article-93385222010-01-01T00:00:00Z Investigating the potential to simulate hospital-based infection outbreaks using the STAMP architecture Patrick Waterson (1255566) Paul Chung (1250973) Design not elsewhere classified STAMP Simulation and modeling Patient safety infectious diseases Complex systems Design Practice and Management not elsewhere classified 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. 2010-01-01T00:00:00Z Text Conference contribution 2134/7943 https://figshare.com/articles/conference_contribution/Investigating_the_potential_to_simulate_hospital-based_infection_outbreaks_using_the_STAMP_architecture/9338522 CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
institution Loughborough University
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topic Design not elsewhere classified
STAMP
Simulation and modeling
Patient safety infectious diseases
Complex systems
Design Practice and Management not elsewhere classified
spellingShingle Design not elsewhere classified
STAMP
Simulation and modeling
Patient safety infectious diseases
Complex systems
Design Practice and Management not elsewhere classified
Patrick Waterson
Paul Chung
Investigating the potential to simulate hospital-based infection outbreaks using the STAMP architecture
description 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.
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author Patrick Waterson
Paul Chung
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Paul Chung
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title Investigating the potential to simulate hospital-based infection outbreaks using the STAMP architecture
title_short Investigating the potential to simulate hospital-based infection outbreaks using the STAMP architecture
title_full Investigating the potential to simulate hospital-based infection outbreaks using the STAMP architecture
title_fullStr Investigating the potential to simulate hospital-based infection outbreaks using the STAMP architecture
title_full_unstemmed Investigating the potential to simulate hospital-based infection outbreaks using the STAMP architecture
title_sort investigating the potential to simulate hospital-based infection outbreaks using the stamp architecture
publishDate 2010
url https://hdl.handle.net/2134/7943
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