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Question 1: How does systems thinking contribute to understanding complex issues and unpredictable system behaviour?
- It simplifies complex issues by breaking them down into smaller components.
- It ignores unpredictable system behaviour and focuses on isolated factors.
- It captures complexity by considering interrelationships and feedback loops.
- It isolates individual perspectives to analyse the system effectively.
Question 2: Why is systems thinking a useful approach to address complex population health issues?
- It helps identify policy leverage points, challenges our mental models, and provides a holistic approach to analysis.
- It challenges our mental models, integrates multiple perspectives, and helps to ensure predictable outcomes.
- It integrates multiple perspectives, ensures linear and straightforward solutions, that are iterative and responsive to change.
- It ensures predictable system behaviour by identifying potential unintended consequences and supports evidence-based decision-making.
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