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Table 3 Participation in Lean Training and Activities

From: Assessing the implementation processes of a large-scale, multi-year quality improvement initiative: survey of health care providers

 Nursing
(n = 734)
Health Professionals
(n = 298)
P-value
Lean Training (%)
 Kaizen Basics556 (75.9)232 (77.9)0.49
 Lean Leadership Certification37 (5.1)21 (7.1)0.21
 Other Lean training74 (10.1)40 (13.4)0.12
 No Training124 (16.9)57 (19.1)0.40
Participation in Lean Events
 Visibility Walls/Wall walks538 (73.4)212 (71.1)0.46
 Daily Visual Management (Huddles)415 (56.6)175 (58.7)0.54
 5S347 (47.3)132 (44.3)0.37
 Kanban265 (36.2)65 (21.8)0.0001
 RPIW189 (25.8)97 (32.6)0.03
 Mistake Proofing116 (15.8)46 (15.4)0.88
 3P98 (13.4)40 (13.4)0.98
 Other148 (20.2)77 (25.8)0.05
 No Participation84 (11.4)58 (19.5)0.001
First Exposure to Lean Training, activities or principles  0.05
  < 1 year ago26 (3.6)21 (7.2) 
 About 1 year ago68 (9.3)22 (7.5) 
 About 2 years ago200 (27.3)70 (23.9) 
 3 or more years ago439 (59.9)180 (61.4) 
Impact of Lean on Workload  0.0001
 No impact123 (16.8)141 (47.6) 
 Increased somewhat328 (44.8)82 (27.7) 
 Increased substantially221 (30.2)42 (14.2) 
 Decreased somewhat or substantially61 (8.3)31 (10.5)