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Lean management in health care: effects on patient outcomes, professional practice, and healthcare systems

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Rotter, T, Plishka, CT, Adegboyega, L, Fiander, M, Harrison, EL, Flynn, R, Chan, JG and Kinsman, L ORCID: 0000-0002-0790-5887 2017 , 'Lean management in health care: effects on patient outcomes, professional practice, and healthcare systems' , Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, no. 11 , pp. 1-14 , doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD012831.

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Abstract

This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Intervention). The objectives are as follows:• To assess effects of Lean management in health care on patient, professional, and systems outcomes by addressing the followingquestion.◦ What are the effects of Lean management interventions in health care on patient outcomes, professional practice, andhealthcare systems?• What are the effects of Lean management interventions in health care on patient outcomes, professional practice, and healthcaresystems?• To answer the following questions in addressing secondary objectives:◦ What are the effects of Lean management interventions in combination with other management systems (e.g. Six Sigma)on patient outcomes, professional practice, and healthcare systems (utilisation and access, adverse effects, cost)?◦ Is the effectiveness of Lean interventions influenced by the setting (e.g. Emergency Department, Laboratory, Pharmacy) inwhich they are implemented?• What are the effects of Lean management interventions in combination with other management systems (e.g. Six Sigma) onpatient outcomes, professional practice, and healthcare systems (utilisation and access, adverse effects, cost)?• Is the effectiveness of Lean interventions influenced by the setting (e.g. Emergency Department, Laboratory, Pharmacy) inwhich they are implemented?

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Rotter, T and Plishka, CT and Adegboyega, L and Fiander, M and Harrison, EL and Flynn, R and Chan, JG and Kinsman, L
Keywords: health services research; lean; health reform
Journal or Publication Title: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
ISSN: 1469-493X
DOI / ID Number: 10.1002/14651858.CD012831
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