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Mistake-proofing healthcare: why stopping processes may be a good start.

Grout JR, Toussaint JS. Mistake-proofing healthcare: Why stopping processes may be a good start. Bus Horiz. 2009;53(2):149-156. doi:10.1016/j.bushor.2009.10.007.

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March 3, 2010
Grout JR, Toussaint JS. Bus Horiz. 2009;53(2):149-156.

This commentary describes two concepts grounded in lean manufacturing and human factors science—stopping the line and the forcing function. The authors present methods to implement these strategies to drive improvement and reduce error in health care.

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Grout JR, Toussaint JS. Mistake-proofing healthcare: Why stopping processes may be a good start. Bus Horiz. 2009;53(2):149-156. doi:10.1016/j.bushor.2009.10.007.