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Factors in the Path from Lean to Patient Safety: Six Sigma, Goal Specificity, and Responsiveness Capability

Summary: The purpose of this study is to clarify the impact of lean on patient safety outcomes in hospitals. This paper develops a path model for improving patient safety that includes lean, Six Sigma, goal specificity, and responsiveness capabilities.

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  • Topics: Lean, Six Sigma
  • Keywords: Goals, Six Sigma, Research, Hospitals, Healthcare industry
  • Author: McFadden, Kathleen L.; Young Lee, Jung; Gowen III, Charles
  • Journal: Quality Management Journal