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Lost in translation? Addressing barriers in the application of industrial process improvement methodologies to health care.

Gray D, Johnson KD, Watts B. Lost In Translation? Addressing Barriers in the Application of Industrial Process Improvement Methodologies to Health Care. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2014;40(11)(11):514-521.

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October 29, 2014
Gray D, Johnson KD, Watts B. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2014;40(11):514-521.

High-reliability organizations like the aviation industry have developed methods for achieving safety despite hazardous conditions. This commentary describes obstacles to utilizing process improvement techniques from industry in health care—such as skepticism about the applicability of the methods to frontline practice—and relates strategies to understand and address these barriers.

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Gray D, Johnson KD, Watts B. Lost In Translation? Addressing Barriers in the Application of Industrial Process Improvement Methodologies to Health Care. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2014;40(11)(11):514-521.