|aLeading the lean healthcare journey :|bdriving culture change to increase value /|c[edited by] Joan Wellman, Pat Hagan, Howard Jeffries.
|aBoca Raton :|bCRC Press,|cc2011.
|axiv, 279 p. :|bill. ;|c24 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|a"Blending case studies with practical theory, this book uniquely describes how the healthcare value proposition can be changed by reducing waste, variation, and complexity in healthcare. It reveals the leadership tenacity and culture change required to remove waste from healthcare processes and eliminate the root cause of soaring costs, poor quality and safety, and limited access. It provides practical, applicable advice alongside personal and organizational stories and case studies told by physician and administrative leaders, all students of the Toyota Production System"--Provided by publisher.