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Lean as a learning system in a hospital ward

Michael Ballé (Telecom Paris, Paris, France)
Anne Régnier (Hôpital Nord 92, Villeneuve‐la‐Garenne, France)

Leadership in Health Services

ISSN: 1751-1879

Article publication date: 13 February 2007

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this article is to discuss lean as a learning system in a hospital ward.

Design/methodology/approach

Discusses lean as a learning system in a hospital ward.

Findings

The Toyota veterans are fond of saying, lean is about “making people before making parts” or, in the wards' context, developing nurses before delivering care.

Originality/value

This example in using lean to carefully build a learning environment for staff and management has implications for nursing practice, certainly, but also more generally for lean implementation at large.

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Citation

Ballé, M. and Régnier, A. (2007), "Lean as a learning system in a hospital ward", Leadership in Health Services, Vol. 20 No. 1, pp. 33-41. https://doi.org/10.1108/17511870710721471

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2007, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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