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Authors

  1. Cornell, Paul T. PhD
  2. Clancy, Thomas R. PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN
  3. Vardaman, James M. PhD

Abstract

As systems evolve over time, their natural tendency is to become increasingly more complex. Studies in the field of complex systems have generated new perspectives on the application of management strategies in health systems. Much of this research appears as a natural extension of the cross-disciplinary field of systems theory. In this article, the authors discuss the impact of complex system behavior on nurse workflow and its broader implications.