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What is the difference between Six Sigma and LEAN? When is it appropriate to use each type of methodology?

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What is the difference between Six Sigma and LEAN? When is it appropriate to use each type of methodology?

LEAN and Six Sigma are two quality improvement approaches. LEAN focus on "eliminating wastes and streamlining processes." (1) LEAN is used to enable the clinic or hospitals to work more efficiently. LEAN works by "eliminating non-value added activities and waste and focus time and resources on improving patient care." (2) Six Sigma involve " increasing quality and yield while reducing defects and variation." (1) For example, Six Sigma can "improved patient satisfaction, reduced emergency length of services, and recovered over million in cost of quality. " (2) Six Sigma is an innovative set ...

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LEAN and Six Sigma are two quality improvement approaches. LEAN focus on "eliminating wastes and streamlining processes." (1) LEAN is used to enable the clinic or hospitals to work more efficiently. LEAN works by "eliminating non-value added activities and waste and focus time and resources on improving patient care." (2) Six Sigma involve " increasing quality and yield while reducing defects and variation." (1)

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