Systems Thinking In Long-Term Care
Systems thinking is a method of problem-solving that considers a problem in the context of its system and the external components that interact with or are impacted by it and work together to produce a process that advances the system’s objective. In management and operations science, a systems thinking idea is frequently used in various industries, from telecommunications to agriculture. It is also known as systems-based practice in the healthcare industry. The core tenet of systems-based practice is situating any practice recommended to a patient within the more extensive healthcare system. Hospitals, doctors, pharmacies, and other smaller, interdependent institutions all influence the more extensive healthcare system. A systems approach aims to improve healthcare practice at the level of the individual patient, taking into account all medical services the patient is currently exposed to. Systems-based training can enhance patient outcomes and safety when used effectively. Systems thinking is frequently used at the level of the entire healthcare system to decrease hospital waiting times, improve screening procedures to detect diseases earlier, and promote public health.