Improving Patient Flow Using Lean Methodology: an Emergency Medicine Experience

@article{Rutman2015ImprovingPF,
  title={Improving Patient Flow Using Lean Methodology: an Emergency Medicine Experience},
  author={L. Rutman and K. Stone and J. Reid and G. A. Woodward and R. Migita},
  journal={Current Treatment Options in Pediatrics},
  year={2015},
  volume={1},
  pages={359-371}
}
Opinion statementIn today’s rapidly changing health care milieu, organizations are expected to continuously improve the quality of care delivered to an expanding population of patients. To do so, they need a framework for developing, testing and implementing changes. Lean provides a methodology to engage workers and leaders to identify waste in a process, develop standards, implement a change, assess the results of that change, review next steps, and repeat the process. This can be successfully… Expand
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