Redesigning a joint replacement program using Lean Six Sigma in a Veterans Affairs hospital.

@article{Gayed2013RedesigningAJ,
  title={Redesigning a joint replacement program using Lean Six Sigma in a Veterans Affairs hospital.},
  author={Benjamin N Gayed and Stephen Black and Joanne K. Daggy and Imtiaz A. Munshi},
  journal={JAMA surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={148 11},
  pages={1050-6}
}
IMPORTANCE In April 2009, an analysis of joint replacement surgical procedures at the Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Indianapolis, Indiana, revealed that total hip and knee replacements incurred $1.4 million in non-Veterans Affairs (VA) care costs with an average length of stay of 6.1 days during fiscal year 2008. The Joint Replacement Program system redesign project was initiated following the Vision-Analysis-Team-Aim-Map-Measure-Change-Sustain (VA-TAMMCS) model to… CONTINUE READING
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