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dc.contributor.authorWickramasinghe, Nilmini-
dc.description.abstractLean thinking, which developed from lean manufacturing or the Toyota Production System, is centred around elimination of waste and preserving value. Lean became especially important, some may go so far to say a fad, in manufacturing in the 1990s. So why in the twenty-first century might the principles of lean be relevant to healthcare? In the order to understand this, we need to recognise that healthcare delivery today is facing many pressures much like much of the manufacturing industries in the 1990s. The following serves to introduce key concepts that fall within taking a lean philosophy and explore how/why they might be relevant to healthcare.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesHealthcare delivery in the information age;-
dc.subjectLean Thinkingen_US
dc.subjectLean manufacturingen_US
dc.subjectToyota Production Systemen_US
dc.subjectTotal Quality Managementen_US
dc.subjectSix Sigmaen_US
dc.subjectChair of Health Informatics Management, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australiaen_US
dc.titleLean principles for healthcare.en_US
dc.description.affiliatesSchool of Business, IT and Logistics, RMIT Universityen_US
dc.description.affiliatesHealth Innovations and Research Institute, RMIT Universityen_US
dc.title.bookLean Thinking for Healthcareen_US
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