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APPLICATION OF SIX SIGMA TO REDUCE MEDICAL ERRORS

@inproceedings{Buck2001APPLICATIONOS,
  title={APPLICATION OF SIX SIGMA TO REDUCE MEDICAL ERRORS},
  author={C. Buck and MSN Executive},
  year={2001}
}
  • C. Buck, MSN Executive
  • Published 2001
  • Medication administration and laboratory processing/results reporting are examples of complex systems in healthcare that are known to be error prone. At Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, errors with IV medication drips and laboratory processing and results reporting were well documented. The purpose of this paper is to describe our initial experience utilizing the Six Sigma methodology to reduce medication and laboratory errors and improve patient safety in a tertiary care hospital… CONTINUE READING
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