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Author Barry, Robert, 1938 December 29-
Title The six sigma book for healthcare : improving outcomes by reducing errors / Robert Barry, Amy Murcko, Clifford Brubaker.
Imprint Chicago : Health Administration Press, [2002]
©2002

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Author Barry, Robert, 1938 December 29-
Series ACHE management series
Management series (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
Subject Medical errors -- Prevention.
Six sigma (Quality control standard)
Health facilities -- Risk management.
Quality control.
Health Facilities.
Risk Factors.
Total Quality Management.
Quality Control.
Medical Errors.
Risk.
Health Services.
Technology.
Organization and Administration.
Quality Assurance, Health Care.
Causality.
Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services.
Quality of Health Care.
Probability.
Epidemiologic Factors.
Technology, Industry, and Agriculture.
Delivery of Health Care.
Health Services Administration.
Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation.
Statistics as Topic.
Public Health.
Technology, Industry, Agriculture.
Epidemiologic Methods.
Health Care Evaluation Mechanisms.
Environment and Public Health.
Investigative Techniques.
Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Alt Name Murcko, Amy.
Brubaker, Cliff.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 236 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Note "American Society for Quality, Quality Press"--Cover.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-226).
Contents Six Sigma: Why, What, How? -- Error Prevention -- Poka-Yoke -- Topics in Healthcare Error Prevention -- Workflow -- Problem Solving -- Events -- Digging In -- Compare and Contrast -- Diagrammatic Tools -- Management Action -- Problem Detection -- Six Sigma Measures -- Six Sigma Operations Analysis -- Quantitative Process Analysis -- Change Management -- Selecting Changes -- Data Portrayal -- Process Tracking -- Performance Evaluation -- Potential Problem Analysis -- Yield -- Test Reliability -- Time-Value Charts -- The Poisson Distribution -- Incomplete Trials -- Failure Modes and Effects -- Discrete Analysis -- Central Limit Theorem -- Data Sampling -- Rule-Based Sampling -- Rich Data Sets -- Sequential Analysis -- Rule-Induced Upsets -- Improvement Project -- Event A -- Event B -- Workflow Cases -- Selected Formulae -- Effect of Precision in Low-Count Estimating -- Effect of Ignoring Multiple Errors in Estimating Yield -- Effect of Ignoring Negative Values in Distributions -- Adjusting the Normal Distribution for Positive-Only Populations -- Using the Normal Distribution in Place of the Poisson Distribution.
Summary Annotation Consultant Barry; Amy C. Murcko, a manager and researcher at a Pennsylvania regional health care system; and Clifford E. Brubaker (health and rehabilitation sciences, U. of Pittsburgh) explains how to apply the Six Sigma management system, developed for high-technology manufacturing, to health care organizations. The target of the error- reducing effort is 3.4 errors per million error opportunities. There is no index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0585426430 (electronic bk.)
9780585426433 (electronic bk.)
156793191X (alk. paper)
9781567931914 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 50816615
Additional Format Print version: Barry, Robert. Six sigma book for healthcare. Chicago : Health Administration Press, ©2002 156793191X (DLC) 2002068760 (OCoLC)49903349