The usefulness of lean six sigma to the development of a clinical pathway for hip fractures.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to show the usefulness of lean six sigma (LSS) for the development of a multidisciplinary clinical pathway. METHODS A single centre, both retrospective and prospective, non-randomized controlled study design was used to identify the variables of a prolonged length of stay (LOS) for hip fractures in the… CONTINUE READING