Surgical scheduling: a lean approach to process improvement.


A large teaching hospital in the northeast United States had an inefficient, paper-based process for scheduling orthopedic surgery that caused delays and contributed to site/side discrepancies. The hospital's leaders formed a team with the goals of developing a safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and accurate orthopedic scheduling process… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.aorn.2013.10.008

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@article{Simon2014SurgicalSA, title={Surgical scheduling: a lean approach to process improvement.}, author={Ross William Simon and Elena G Canacari}, journal={AORN journal}, year={2014}, volume={99 1}, pages={147-59} }