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Anesthesiol Clin. 2011 Mar;29(1):145-52. doi: 10.1016/j.anclin.2010.11.007.

Reduction of regulated medical waste using lean sigma results in financial gains for hospital.

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  • 1Department Anesthesia & Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA.


This article describes how anesthesiologists can lead innovation and process improvement focused on regulated medical waste reduction and cost savings using a process improvement methodology known as Lean Sigma.

Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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