Making cars and making health care: A critical review

Winch, Sarah and Henderson, Amanda J. (2009) Making cars and making health care: A critical review. Medical Journal of Australia, 191 1: 28-29.

Author Winch, Sarah
Henderson, Amanda J.
Title Making cars and making health care: A critical review
Journal name Medical Journal of Australia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0025-729X
1326-5377
Publication date 2009-07-06
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Volume 191
Issue 1
Start page 28
End page 29
Total pages 2
Place of publication Strawberry Hills, NSW, Australia
Publisher Australasian Medical Publishing Company
Language eng
Formatted abstract
• The uncritical adoption of production-line manufacturing practices (such as “lean thinking”) into work design processes in hospitals creates a fundamental tension between the production of health care and protection of the patient.

• There is scant evidence that re-engineering health care services in line with industrial models increases their efficiency. Indeed, reducing the richness of health care practice to impoverished snippets of work may add to the problems of hospital misadventure and inefficiency rather than solve them.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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