TITLE

Health Care Borrows "Lean Thinking" From Auto Industry

PUB. DATE
August 2012
SOURCE
Physical Therapy;Aug2012 PT in Motion, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on physicians and other health care providers borrowing a technique called "lean thinking" from the auto manufacturing industry. It offers a study conducted in an otolaryngology operating room (OR) at the University of Michigan on measuring the operating room turnover time and turnaround time and after implementing the lean changes, both measures improved significantly. It concludes that lean thinking might be able to create 6,500 hours of new capacity to treat patients.
ACCESSION #
78546759

 

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