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Table 1 Hospital fields in which lean has been implemented

From: Organizational issues for the lean success in China: exploring a change strategy for lean success

Hospital units Supportive management
Pharmacy 28 Nursing management 14
Operating Room 22 Logistic material supply 12
Outpatient service 14 Specialty not specified 8
Clinical Laboratory 6 File management 6
Specialty not specified 6 Equipment management 6
Health examination 5 Financial management 3
Emergency Department 5 Human resource management 2
Ward management 4 Medical service quality 1
Radiology Department 4 Medical insurance management 1
ICU (Intensive Care Unit) 2 Propaganda work 1
Department of Obsterics 2 Medical safety management 1
Department of Respiratory 2 Identity management 1
Digestive endoscopy center 1 Hospital culture 1
Pediatrics Department 1 health care for cadres 1
Pre hospital emergency management 1 Medical Waste Management 1
Anesthesia recovery room 1   
Department of general surgery 1   
Blood Transfusion Department 1   
Dental Department 1   
Cardiac surgery 1   
Department of Orthogedics 1   
Department of Radiotherapy 1   
Department of Gynaecology 1   
Department of Neurology 1   
Department of Neurosurgery 1