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100 1  Stamatis, D. H.,|d1947- 
245 10 Essentials for the improvement of healthcare using Lean & 
       Six Sigma|h[electronic resource] /|cD.H. Stamatis 
260    Boca Raton :|bCRC Press ;|aNew York :|bProductivity Press,
       |cc2010 
300    1 online resource (xxii, 426 p.) :|bill 
504    Includes bibliographical references (p. 419-426) 
520    "By using theories of Six Sigma and Lean methodology, this
       text presents solutions to fundamental problems in 
       healthcare. This text breaks the system down into three 
       fundamental areas: primary care, hospitals, and managed 
       care. The author identifies the four critical issues that 
       affect healthcare as it relates to efficiency and cost by 
       addressing the specific issues. The book discusses the 
       application of IT in healthcare as a tool of improvement, 
       and how to select the best project for improvement. The 
       author also includes a discussion of ISO and the Malcolm 
       Baldridge award. Case studies are included to illustrate 
       successes"--Provided by publisher 
588    Description based on print version record 
650  0 Medical care|xQuality control 
650  0 Six sigma (Quality control standard) 
650 12 Quality Assurance, Health Care|xorganization & 
       administration|zUnited States 
650 22 Delivery of Health Care|xstandards|zUnited States 
650 22 Efficiency, Organizational|zUnited States 
650 22 Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care)|xmethods
       |zUnited States 
650 22 Quality Assurance, Health Care|xmethods|zUnited States 
655  4 Electronic books 
856 40 |uhttp://www.crcnetbase.com/isbn/978-1-4398-4601-8