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