Centre for System Design
Te Whaitua Whakāhua Pūnaha

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    Acute demand case study

    Working with clinicians, unit managers and resource planners Synergia built a simulation model of medical patient flows, from those entering the Emergency Department (ED), through the Assessment and Planning Unit (APU) then through to the Inpatient wards. The purpose of the model was to explore the issues surrounding the new extensions planned for the APU, […]

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    Large Metropolitan Hospital ED Volumes

    With a new ED department and volumes rising much faster that the regional average the Hospital wanted to understand what was driving the increases and was it possible for them to influence them. We began by developing Reference Behaviour Patterns (RBPs) that described the key patterns that were of concern to the hospital. These RBPs […]

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    Simulation Model Case Study

    The data was clear. The population was ageing and they were developing increasingly complex health problems with the result that the numbers requiring kidney dialysis was rising, and likely to continue doing so. The assumption was that the already overcrowded inpatient facilities for people requiring dialysis would need to be increased. But, was that a valid assumption to be making?

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    Developing a Community-Wide Obesity Strategy

    How can a small, resource-limited community, tackle significant health problems?

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    Food & Nutrition West Auckland

    Community leaders in West Auckland New Zealand were interested in exploring how they could address the factors driving poor health and rising obesity in their community