Lean & Six Sigma.
• Compare and contrast the two approaches that you select- focus on what is “similar” and what is “different” between the two approaches.
• Describe what unique contributions to quality each of the two approaches bring.
• Discuss whether or not either of the approaches are more useful to a given patient care setting as opposed to another (for instance, is one better applied to the ambulatory care setting as opposed to the emergency department setting).
• Give an opinion as to which approach is preferential and why.
Case Assignment Expectations
Length: 3 pages
References: At least two references should be included from academic sources Organization: Subheadings should be used to organize your paper according to question
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