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Effect of a "Lean" intervention to improve safety processes and outcomes on a surgical emergency unit

Abstract:

Problem Emergency surgical patients are at high risk for harm because of errors in care. Quality improvement methods that involve process redesign, such as “Lean,” appear to improve service reliability and efficiency in healthcare.

Design Interrupted time series.

Setting The emergency general surgery ward of a university hospital in the United Kingdom.

Key measures for improvement Seven safety relevant...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1136/bmj.c5469

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Surgical Sciences
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University of Oxford
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Said Business School
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Surgical Sciences
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Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
BMJ Journal website
Volume:
341
Issue:
7781
Pages:
Article: c5469
Publication date:
2010
DOI:
EISSN:
1756-1833
ISSN:
0959-8138
URN:
uuid:248452f5-7ea3-4caa-a977-158d4cc22f71
Source identifiers:
195279
Local pid:
pubs:195279
Language:
English

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