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Seeing the picture through “lean thinking”

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39101.389271.1F (Published 25 January 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:169
  1. David I Ben-Tovim, director, Redesigning Care and Clinical Epidemiology Units
  1. 1Flinders Medical Centre, Bedford Park, SA 5042, Australia david.ben-tovim@fmc.sa.gov.au

    We have to take hospital safety out of the safety and quality ghetto and beyond strategies such as clinical audit and feedback that embed existing levels of error into baseline best practice outcomes.1

    For the past three years we have been experimenting with the application of “lean thinking” to care processes across our teaching …

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