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Table 7 Cross case comparison, per focus domain of the focus matrix

From: Exploring types of focused factories in hospital care: a multiple case study

Focus Domain Product domain Process domain Product-Process domain
Degrees of focus    
Product focus 50-100 0-50 50-100
Process focus 0-50 50-100 50-100
Units 7,9 14,15,16,17,18 1,2,3,4,5,6,8,10,11,12,13
Organizational context    
Operations strategy (focusing decisions) No clear operations strategy Strategy aimed at high efficiency and short lead times Strategy aimed at efficiency and/or timeliness
Standardized procedures No Yes Yes
Dedicated lay-out Activities grouped in one location Layouts adapted to minimize distances and delays Layouts adapted to enable more efficient ways of treating patients (e.g. group rehabilitation). Distances are minimized
Planning routines Planning routines differed per MD Most units showed one stop shop arrangements for diagnostics and preoperative assessments Planning routines were both centralized and decentralized More or less standardized
Team composition Frequent changes in team composition Most units showed frequent changes in team composition. Two units showed stable team compositions Frequent changes in team composition