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Going Lean: Health and the Toyota Way

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Success and Failure in Medicine

In this BBC podcast, Dr. Kevin Fong explores the concept of ‘lean’ in healthcare. He visits Toyota’s largest car assembly plant in the United States and discovers how the company’s legendary management philosophy – the Toyota Production System – is being implemented in hospitals, in an effort to improve patient care. Toyota’s philosophy of continuous improvement aims to increase quality and flow whilst decreasing cost. But whilst this may work well for the mass production of cars, can it really improve the care of individual patients?

Watch this BBC podcast presentation here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p041svjg

 

One Response to Going Lean: Health and the Toyota Way

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