The use of Lean and Six Sigma methodologies in surgery: a systematic review.

@article{Mason2015TheUO,
  title={The use of Lean and Six Sigma methodologies in surgery: a systematic review.},
  author={Sam Ewan Mason and Christopher R. Nicolay and Ara Darzi},
  journal={The surgeon : journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland},
  year={2015},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={91-100}
}
BACKGROUND Lean and Six Sigma are improvement methodologies developed in the manufacturing industry and have been applied to healthcare settings since the 1990 s. They use a systematic and reproducible approach to provide Quality Improvement (QI), with a flexible process that can be applied to a range of outcomes across different patient groups. This review assesses the literature with regard to the use and utility of Lean and Six Sigma methodologies in surgery. METHODS MEDLINE, Embase… CONTINUE READING
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