JOURNAL OF CLINICAL LABORATORY ANALYSIS, vol.32, no.1, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
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JOURNAL OF CLINICAL LABORATORY ANALYSIS
medical error, pre-analytical, process flow, quality improvement, quality management, workflow, QUALITY IMPROVEMENT, MICROBIOLOGY, PRINCIPLES, DEMAND
BackgroundOrganizing work flow is a major task of laboratory management. Recently, clinical laboratories have started to adopt methodologies such as Lean Six Sigma and some successful implementations have been reported. This study used Lean Six Sigma to simplify the laboratory work process and decrease the turnaround time by eliminating non-value-adding steps.