@SDWisdom Ken Cooper lists 6 good reasons to apply System Dynamics to medical research. I think there are more if you broaden the definition of ‘medical’ :
7. Dose titration can be dynamically complex and subject to misperceptions of feedback; models make it easy.
8. Chronic autoimmune and mental health problems are embedded in a nest of feedback between the disease and the person’s environment.
9. ERs, hospitals and other delivery systems are loaded with delays, feedback and nonlinearity.
10. Smoking, diet, exercise, and other big health drivers are social phenomena.
11. Diet and exercise are entangled with other systems, like urban design and energy efficiency.
12. The health insurance system, especially in the US where it has evolved into a mess, can’t be redesigned without a systemic perspective.