Developing a policy simulator at the acute–aged care interface Academic Article uri icon


  • This paper describes the development of a computer simulation of the interactions between the acute and aged care systems in Australia, using system dynamics modeling enhanced by agentbased techniques. National and regional simulations will be developed, enabling the impact of a variety of policy scenarios to be forecast over the next 10 years. The paper includes a description of the relevant policy environment and some of the associated key policy issues.


  • Gray, Leonard C
  • Broe, Gerald A
  • Duckett, Stephen J
  • Gibson, Diane M
  • Travers, Catherine
  • McDonnell, Geoff

publication date

  • 2006