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Six sigma principles in the surgical department

1. Assistance is this to understand how to integrate the statistical concepts and six sigma principles in the surgical department.
2. Find some data that is available for the surgical department and form a hypothesis.
3. Choose an appropriate test to conduct the hypothesis testing.
4. Assess cultural, international and/or global perspectives in the business.

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Can we apply the process improvement tool Six Sigma to enhance outcomes in hepatopancreatobiliary surgery? Academic Journal By: Shukla, Parul J.; Barreto, Savio G. HPB: The Official Journal of the International Hepato Pacreato Biliary Association. Mar2009, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p93-95. 3p

1. Assistance is this to undertand how to integrate the statistical concepts and six sigma principles in the surgical department.

The Hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) surgery procedure in the surgical department of hospital organizations is impacted by high mortality rates following HPB surgery because it is an extremely technically challenging surgery with a lengthy learning curve, which dictates that much improvement is needed regarding HPB surgical procedures and within the surgical department. To improve patient outcomes following HPB surgery, the Six Sigma methodology can help improve the surgical department by focusing improving surgical training and education by identifying key areas for change. Researchers suggest that HPB institutes involved in education and training should utilize Six Sigma Black Belts capable of studying existing systems of training in surgery while determining the factors involved in current high mortality rates, and researching where changes could be made in the design and conduct of training modules in order to improve existing standards.

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Almost 800 words, with a reference, explains how statistic concepts and six sigma principles are relevant to surgery.

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