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doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000437576.14143.b9
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Lean methodology: An evidence-based practice approach for healthcare improvement

Johnson, Pauline M. DNP; Patterson, Claire J. MS, RD; O'Connell, Mary P. RN, MPA

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Abstract: Lean methodology, an evidence-based practice approach adopted from Toyota, is grounded on the pillars of respect for people and continuous improvement. This article describes the use of Lean methodology to improve healthcare outcomes for patients with community-acquired pneumonia. Nurse practitioners and other clinicians should be knowledgeable about this methodology and become leaders in Lean transformation.

© 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins


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