Industrial Engineer Engineering and Management Solutions at Work

May 2013    |    Volume: 45    |    Number: 5

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Making hospital form follow function

Lean integrates with evidence-based design for healthier patients and improved ROI

By Lukasz M. Mazur, John McCreery, Mark Vaughan and Chad Lefteris

Healthcare is one of the most important, yet distressed, sectors of the U.S. economy. Total expenditures in healthcare are growing rapidly, from $1.6 trillion (14.9 percent of the gross domestic product) in 2002 to an estimated $3.6 trillion (18.4 percent of gross domestic product) by 2013.

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