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Applying Lean methods to improve quality and safety in surgical sterile instrument processing.

Blackmore C, Bishop R, Luker S, et al. Applying lean methods to improve quality and safety in surgical sterile instrument processing. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2013;39(3):99-105.

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March 13, 2013
Blackmore C, Bishop R, Luker S, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2013;39(3):99-105.

Use of Lean methodology helped restructure the surgical instrument sterilization and preparation process according to human factors engineering principles, resulting in a sustained decrease in the instrument processing error rate.

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Blackmore C, Bishop R, Luker S, et al. Applying lean methods to improve quality and safety in surgical sterile instrument processing. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2013;39(3):99-105.