Use of the Lean Management System in U.S. Hospitals

October 5, 2018

The U.S. health care system remains the most expensive in the world with highly varying quality and outcomes of care. The challenge of providing better care and a lower rate of growth in spending is likely to grow as the population ages and there are advances in biomedical interventions and technologies, writes School of Public Health Professor and Dean Emeritus Stephen Shortell.

All elements of the Lean management system, Dr. Shortell says, were positively and significantly associated with greater self-reported performance impact. This was particularly true for those who reported they had spread Lean throughout the entire hospital.

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