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At Public Hospitals, Going ‘Lean’ Has Improved Finances and Efficiency, Reports Journal of healthcare Management

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Over half of public hospitals in the United States have adopted the “Lean” management strategy, leading to improvement in financial performance and efficiency, reports a national survey in the November/December issue of the Journal of Healthcare Managementan official publication of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Although Lean management in public hospitals is associated with increased efficiency and financial metrics, it hasn’t yet been associated with improvement in patient outcomes, according to the study by Justine Po and colleagues at the University of California, Berkeley.

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