Improving Efficiency and Mapping Surgical Procedures Using Lean Methods

Jesse J. Liu, Jeffrey S. Raskin, Ahmed M. Raslan

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Abstract

The delivery of high-value and low-cost health care is an increasingly urgent directive of public health institutions. As national health expenditure becomes an increasingly higher proportion of the gross domestic product, governments and health care systems are trying to find ways to reduce the cost of health care without reducing the overall health of the population. Recently, Lean methodologies have been borrowed and adapted from automobile assembly lines to health care delivery. These methods have been used in places ranging from the clinic, to ambulatory surgery centers, to high-volume hospital operating rooms to improve the quality and efficiency of health care delivery while reducing costs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationQuality and Safety in Neurosurgery
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages169-176
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780128128992
ISBN (Print)9780128128985
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 28 2018

Keywords

  • Cost
  • Health spending
  • Lean production
  • Process map
  • Quality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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    Liu, J. J., Raskin, J. S., & Raslan, A. M. (2018). Improving Efficiency and Mapping Surgical Procedures Using Lean Methods. In Quality and Safety in Neurosurgery (pp. 169-176). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-812898-5.00013-8