Abstract for: Biomedical SD to Improve Anemia Control With Darbepoetin Alfa in Long-Term Hemodialysis Patients (SD Applications Award)
The System Dynamics Applications Award is presented by the Society as often as once every two years for the best “real world” application of System Dynamics conducted within 10 years of the submission deadline. The best application is based primarily on demonstrated measurable benefit to an organization through the use of System Dynamics, and secondarily for new ideas that improve the art of applying System Dynamics, or for relating work to existing system dynamics literature and/or other disciplines. This year the work showcases the path-breaking capability of System Dynamics to do "modeling under the skin." The Society awarded its 2015 Applications Award for the work, "Biomedical System Dynamics to Improve Anemia Control With Darbepoetin Alfa in Long-Term Hemodialysis Patients," by James T. McCarthy, MD; Craig L. Hocum, PA-C; Robert C. Albright, DO; James Rogers, MS, MBA; Edward J. Gallaher, PhD; David P. Steensma, MD; Stephen F. Gudgell, MA; Eric J. Bergstralh, MS; John C. Dillion, MD; LaTonya J. Hickson, MD; Amy W. Williams, MD; and David Dingli, MD, PhD.