Systematic review of the application of quality improvement methodologies from the manufacturing industry to surgical healthcare.

@article{Nicolay2012SystematicRO,
  title={Systematic review of the application of quality improvement methodologies from the manufacturing industry to surgical healthcare.},
  author={C R Nicolay and Sanjay Purkayastha and A. Greenhalgh and Jill Benn and Shailesh Chaturvedi and Nickie D. Phillips and Ara Darzi},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={99 3},
  pages={
          324-35
        }
}
BACKGROUND The demand for the highest-quality patient care coupled with pressure on funding has led to the increasing use of quality improvement (QI) methodologies from the manufacturing industry. The aim of this systematic review was to identify and evaluate the application and effectiveness of these QI methodologies to the field of surgery. METHODS MEDLINE, the Cochrane Database, Allied and Complementary Medicine Database, British Nursing Index, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health… CONTINUE READING

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