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What Is Health Systems Science?

Learning Objectives
1. Describe why health systems science is an important component of health professional training, critical for successful functioning in the health care system
2. Identify the domains of health systems science
3. Describe how health systems science synergizes, complements and intersects with the basic and clinical sciences
4. Explain how the integration of health systems science with basic and clinical sciences can maximize health for patients and society
0.5 Credit

Health systems science is the third pillar of medical science, along with the basic and clinical sciences. It involves understanding how care is delivered, how health care professionals work together to deliver that care and how the health system can improve patient care and health care delivery. It is critical for the successful functioning of a health system. Physicians need to know the domains of health systems science, understand how it intersects with the basic and clinical sciences and explore how it can maximize health for patients and society.

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