Il lean thinking per la programmazione delle sedute nel Centro Somministrazione chemioterapici dell’AOUS

Journal title MECOSAN
Author/s Guido Fruscoloni, Alessandro Agnetis, Letizia Bracci, Laura Tordini
Publishing Year 2018 Issue 2017/102
Language Italian Pages 24 P. 105-128 File size 23832 KB
DOI 10.3280/MESA2017-102006
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Lean thinking for programming the rotation of the seats in the chemotherapy administering center of the AOUS In several healthcare institutions, Operations Management has allowed the implementation of new organizational and management models, to improve service quality and reduce waste. In this paper, the authors consider the Center for Chemotherapeutic Administration of the main hospital in Siena. The objective is to maximize the throughput of the Center, given the current resource availability. The analysis of the current situation and the development of the improvement project have been carried out using the lean approach. We illustrate the implementation of lean concepts and their impact on key performance indicators. Moreover, we report in detail on the use of a mathematical model of the administration process, and how it affected organizational efficiency, expressed in terms of resource utilization rate (chairs for infusion), patients’ waiting times and total hours of personnel overtime.

Keywords: Chemotherapy, simulation, delay, lean, optimization, oncology

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Guido Fruscoloni, Alessandro Agnetis, Letizia Bracci, Laura Tordini, Il lean thinking per la programmazione delle sedute nel Centro Somministrazione chemioterapici dell’AOUS in "MECOSAN" 102/2017, pp 105-128, DOI: 10.3280/MESA2017-102006