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Table 2 Lean Familiarity, Integration and Impact on Workload

From: Assessing the implementation processes of a large-scale, multi-year quality improvement initiative: survey of health care providers

  Nursing (n = 734) Health Professionals (n = 298) P-value
Familiarity with Lean principles and/or activities    0.0001
 None or little (1–4) 217 (29.6) 58 (19.5)  
 Somewhat (5–7) 260 (35.4) 150 (50.3)  
 Substantial or complete (8–11) 257 (35.0) 90 (30.2)  
Currently normal part of work    0.18
 Not at all or very little (1–3) 251 (34.2) 112 (37.6)  
 Somewhat (4–5) 235 (32.0) 78 (26.2)  
 Completely (6–11) 248 (33.8) 108 (36.2)  
Will become normal part of work    0.005
 Unlikely (1–2) 227 (31.0) 70 (23.7)  
 Somewhat likely (3–5) 275 (37.6) 103 (34.8)  
 Very likely (6–11) 230 (31.4) 123 (41.6)  
Impact of Lean on Workload    0.0001
 No impact 123 (16.8) 141 (47.6)  
 Increased somewhat 328 (44.8) 82 (27.7)  
 Increased substantially 221 (30.2) 42 (14.2)  
 Decreased somewhat or substantially 61 (8.3) 31 (10.5)