Lean thinking in emergency departments: A critical review
posted by Research Admin on 16 March 2011
Emergency departments (EDs) face problems with crowding, delays, cost containment, and patient safety. To address these and other problems, EDs increasingly implement an approach called Lean thinking. This study critically reviewed 18 articles describing the implementation of Lean in 15 EDs in the United States, Australia, and Canada.
Holden, R.J. (2011). Lean thinking in emergency departments: A critical review. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 57(3), 265-278.
To access the full text of this review, go to: http://www.annemergmed.com/article/S0196-0644%2810%2901322-3/fulltext