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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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Conceptual framework: Differences (continued)

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  • Transparency
    • Observers ability to observe and understand the algorithms that govern a systems operation
    • Natural systems
      • Non-transparent
        • Algorithms describing component interactions and state variables have to be deduced and are not fully understood
        • Models—describe and mimic behavior
    • Engineered systems
      • Designed for transparency
        • Relationships are planned and calculated during design process
        • Despite transparency have complex systems sometimes unpredicted and unanticipated emergent behavior
        • Transparency affects the ability to cope with changes of system

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