How to Reduce Head CT Orders in Children with Hydrocephalus Using the Lean Six Sigma Methodology: Experience at a Major Quaternary Care Academic Children's Center.

@article{Tekes2016HowTR,
  title={How to Reduce Head CT Orders in Children with Hydrocephalus Using the Lean Six Sigma Methodology: Experience at a Major Quaternary Care Academic Children's Center.},
  author={A Tekes and E M Jackson and J Ogborn and S Liang and M Bledsoe and D J Durand and George I Jallo and T A G M Huisman},
  journal={AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={37 6},
  pages={
          990-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Lean Six Sigma methodology is increasingly used to drive improvement in patient safety, quality of care, and cost-effectiveness throughout the US health care delivery system. To demonstrate our value as specialists, radiologists can combine lean methodologies along with imaging expertise to optimize imaging elements-of-care pathways. In this article, we describe a Lean Six Sigma project with the goal of reducing the relative use of pediatric head CTs in our population of… CONTINUE READING
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