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Improving healthcare quality and cost with six sigma, Brett E. Trusko [and others]

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Improving healthcare quality and cost with six sigma
Title
Improving healthcare quality and cost with six sigma
Statement of responsibility
Brett E. Trusko [and others]
Title variation
Improving health care quality and cost with six sigma
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Definitive Six Sigma Guide for Healthcare: Methodologies, Tools, and Metrics Rising costs are making healthcare unaffordable for millions, and 100,000 people die every year due to medical error. Healthcare must change--dramatically. Many leading healthcare institutions are discovering a powerful toolset for addressing both quality and cost: Six Sigma. In this hands-on, start-to-finish guidebook, four leading experts introduce Six Sigma from the unique standpoint of the healthcare professional, showing exactly how to implement it in real-world environments. Drawing on their unsurpassed experience, the authors offer step-by-step methodologies, tools, and metrics--all thoroughly adapted to the unique realities of healthcare. They demonstrate how to utilize Six Sigma's Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control (DMAIC) process to address even the most challenging problems. They also offer realistic guidance on rolling out Six Sigma initiatives that deliver rapid and sustainable value. The authors show Six Sigma at work in every area of the hospital: clinical, radiology, surgery, ICU, cardiovascular, laboratories, emergency, trauma, administrative services, staffing, billing, cafeteria, even central supply. You'll learn why Six Sigma can produce better results than other quality initiatives, how it brings new rigor and discipline to healthcare delivery, and how it can be used to sustain ongoing improvements for the long term. Coverage includes · Adapting Six Sigma methodology, tools, and measurements for healthcare · Designing more successful experiments · Rolling out your Six Sigma initiative successfully · Case studies from every area of the hospital, from the ICU to billing · Six Sigma templates modified fully for the healthcare environment Comprehensive and user-friendly, this book will be indispensable to everyone concerned with quality or cost: administrators, managers, physicians, and quality specialists alike. Where Six Sigma is already in use or being considered, it will serve as a shared blueprint for the entire team. Contents Foreword xx Introduction xxi Part I: The Need for Cutting Costs and Improving Quality in Healthcare 1 Chapter 1 Trends in the Healthcare Industry 3 Chapter 2 Excellence (Benchmarks) and Improvement Challenges in the Healthcare System 21 Chapter 3 Applicability of Six Sigma in Healthcare Organizations 31 Part II: Methodology, Tools, an..
Cataloging source
UMI
Dewey number
362.1 I34 2007 [ONLINE]
Index
index present
LC call number
RA399.A3
LC item number
I47 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Trusko, Brett E
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  • Medical care
  • Medical care
  • Medical care
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care
  • Cost Control
  • Efficiency, Organizational
  • Quality Control
  • Medical care
  • Medical care
  • United States
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Improving healthcare quality and cost with six sigma, Brett E. Trusko [and others]
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780131741713
Lccn
2006036533
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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cl0500000009
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remote
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  • ocn123904766
  • (OCoLC)123904766
Label
Improving healthcare quality and cost with six sigma, Brett E. Trusko [and others]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780131741713
Lccn
2006036533
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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cl0500000009
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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  • ocn123904766
  • (OCoLC)123904766

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