Lean Healthcare Improves Quality and Safety

Lean Healthcare Improves Quality and Safety

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Basic kaizen and 5S can reduce costs and improve patient satisfaction

Healthcare professionals have a long history of caring for their patients and improving the quality of their services. During the Crimean War (1853–1856), British nurse Florence Nightingale realized that the mortality rate of soldiers was far too high. A visionary statistician as well as a talented nurse, she spent months analyzing data to identify what caused the high rate of mortality. She found that hygiene and sanitization were neglected in the triage and care of the soldiers.

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Original: https://www.qualitydigest.com/inside/health-care-article/110916-lean-healthcare-improves-quality-and-safety.html
By: Ryan E. Day
Posted: November 9, 2016, 10:43 pm

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