Reduction of Regulated Medical Waste Using Lean Sigma Results in Financial Gains for Hospital

Jerry Stonemetz, Julius C. Pham, Alejandro J. Necochea, John McGready, Robert E. Hody, Elizabeth A. Martinez

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Abstract

This article describes how anesthesiologists can lead innovation and process improvement focused on regulated medical waste reduction and cost savings using a process improvement methodology known as Lean Sigma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-152
Number of pages8
JournalAnesthesiology clinics
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2011

Keywords

  • Financial gains
  • Lean Sigma
  • Medical waste
  • Reduction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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