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Lean hospitals : improving quality, patient safety, and employee satisfaction

Author: Mark Graban
Publisher: Boca Raton : CRC Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explains why and how lean can be used to improve safety, quality and efficiency in a healthcare setting. This work highlights the benefits of lean methods and explains how lean manufacturing staples  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Graban
ISBN: 9781420083804 1420083805
OCLC Number: 192080497
Notes: "A Productivity Press book."
Description: xxiii, 252 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: The case for lean hospitals --
Overview of lean for hospitals --
Value and waste --
Observing the process and value streams --
Standardized work as a foundation of lean --
Lean methods : visual management, 5S, and Kanban --
Proactive root cause problem solving --
Preventing errors --
Improving flow --
Engaging and leading employees --
Getting started with lean --
A vision for a lean hospital.
Responsibility: Mark Graban ; foreword by J. Michael Rona.
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"Mark Graban's book has documented what is now happening in hospitals all across America as we learn to apply the Toyota Production System methodology to healthcare. This book lays out the nuts and Read more...

 
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