Lean thinking across a hospital: redesigning care at the Flinders Medical Centre.

@article{BenTovim2007LeanTA,
  title={Lean thinking across a hospital: redesigning care at the Flinders Medical Centre.},
  author={D. Ben-Tovim and Jane E Bassham and Denise Bolch and Margaret A Martin and Melissa Dougherty and Michael G Szwarcbord},
  journal={Australian health review : a publication of the Australian Hospital Association},
  year={2007},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={10-5}
}
Lean thinking is a method for organising complex production processes so as to encourage flow and reduce waste. While the principles of lean thinking were developed in the manufacturing sector, there is increasing interest in its application in health care. This case history documents the introduction and development of Redesigning Care, a lean thinking-based program to redesign care processes across a teaching general hospital. Redesigning Care has produced substantial benefits over the first… CONTINUE READING

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