A lens, perspective, or mindset that consciously considers and actively seeks to understand the elements that comprise the micro-, meso-, and macro-level layers forming the systems that define the nature of healthcare within a society.
Systems thinking requires viewing the system’s individual aspects, inter-relatedness, and potential for change through growth.
AMA Learning Series module can be found here.
Modified from: Skochelak SE, Hammoud MM, Lomis KD, Borkan JM, Gonzalo JD, Lawson LE, Starr SR, eds. Health Systems Science. 2nd Ed. Philadelphia, PA: AMA Education Consortium; 2021