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The Henry Ford Production System: reduction of surgical pathology in-process misidentification defects by bar code-specified work process standardization.

Zarbo RJ, Tuthill M, D'Angelo R, et al. The Henry Ford Production System: reduction of surgical pathology in-process misidentification defects by bar code-specified work process standardization. Am J Clin Pathol. 2009;131(4):468-477. doi:10.1309/AJCPPTJ3XJY6ZXDB.

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May 27, 2009
Zarbo RJ, Tuthill M, D'Angelo R, et al. Am J Clin Pathol. 2009;131(4):468-477.

Lean thinking strategies were applied to improve workflow and reduce misidentification errors in a surgical pathology laboratory. Following redesign of workflows, the overall misidentification rate reduced by 62% and a 95% reduction in slide misidentification defects. 

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Zarbo RJ, Tuthill M, D'Angelo R, et al. The Henry Ford Production System: reduction of surgical pathology in-process misidentification defects by bar code-specified work process standardization. Am J Clin Pathol. 2009;131(4):468-477. doi:10.1309/AJCPPTJ3XJY6ZXDB.

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