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Journal of Healthcare Engineering
Volume 6 (2015), Issue 3, Pages 377-398
Research Article

Integration of Value Stream Map and Healthcare Failure Mode and Effect Analysis into Six Sigma Methodology to Improve Process of Surgical Specimen Handling

Sheng-Hui Hung,1 Pa-Chun Wang,2 Hung-Chun Lin,3 Hung-Ying Chen,3 and Chao-Ton Su3

1Institute of health policy and management, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
2Department of Quality Management Center, Cathay General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
3Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

Received 1 March 2015; Accepted 1 June 2015

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