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PATIENT SAFETY PRIMERS
Refers loosely to striving for near perfection in the performance of a process or production of a product...
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Using Six Sigma to improve patient safety in the perioperative process.
Galli BJ, Riebling N, Paraso C, Lehmann G, Yule M. Patient Saf Qual Healthc. July/August 2013;10:36-41.
On the quest for Six Sigma.
Moorman DW. Am J Surg. 2005;189:253-258.
New York-Presbyterian Hospital: translating innovation into practice.
Johnson T, Currie G, Keill P, Corwin SJ, Pardes H, Reich Cooper M. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2005;31:554-560.
Deploying Six Sigma in a health care system as a work in progress.
Christianson JB, Warrick LH, Howard R, Vollum J. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2005;31:603-613.
Using Lean to improve medication administration safety: in search of the "perfect dose."
Ching JM, Long C, Williams BL, Blackmore CC. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2013;39:195-204.
The Henry Ford Production System: reduction of surgical pathology in-process misidentification defects by bar code-specified work process standardization.
Zarbo RJ, Tuthill JM, D'Angelo R, et al. Am J Clin Pathol. 2009;131:468-477.
Improving insulin distribution and administration safety using Lean Six Sigma methodologies.
Yamamoto J, Abraham D, Malatestinic B. Hosp Pharm. 2010;45:212-224.
Implementation of patient safety rounds in a children's hospital.
Yee PL, Edwards ML, Dixon J, Gleason NS. Nurs Adm Q. 2009;33:48-53.
Designing and implementing a comprehensive quality and patient safety management model: a paradigm for perioperative improvement.
Herzer KR, Mark LJ, Michelson JD, Saletnik LA, Lundquist CA. J Patient Saf. 2008;4:84-92.
Mistake-proofing healthcare: why stopping processes may be a good start.
Grout JR, Toussaint JS. Bus Horiz. 2010;53:149-156.
Applying Lean Sigma solutions to mistake-proof the chemotherapy preparation process.
Aboumatar HJ, Winner L, Davis R, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2010;36:79-86, AP1-AP4.
Applying Lean methods to improve quality and safety in surgical sterile instrument processing.
Blackmore CC, Bishop R, Luker S, Williams BL. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2013;39:99-105.
Reducing patient risk from prescription instruction errors—a six sigma approach.
O'Dell ML, Andell JL. Milwaukee, WI: American Society for Quality; 2008.
Using Six Sigma to reduce medication errors in a home-delivery pharmacy service.
Castle L, Franzblau-Isaac E, Paulsen J. Jt Comm J Qual Saf. 2005;31:319-324.
Lean Six Sigma reduces medication errors.
Esimai G. Qual Prog. April 2005;38:51-57.
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