Requisites and Best Practices in the Implementation of Lean Principles Applied to Hospital Quality Improvement Initiatives

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Since the 1980s there has been an explosion in the use of formalized methodologies for increasing quality and efficiency. Methods outlined by philosophies such as Total Quality Management (TQM), Six Sigma, Lean, and ISO 9001 have yielded great returns in the manufacturing environment. These techniques have proven successful in reducing costs, increasing… (More)

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