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Table 3 Participation in Lean Training and Activities

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
Lean Training (%)
 Kaizen Basics 556 (75.9) 232 (77.9) 0.49
 Lean Leadership Certification 37 (5.1) 21 (7.1) 0.21
 Other Lean training 74 (10.1) 40 (13.4) 0.12
 No Training 124 (16.9) 57 (19.1) 0.40
Participation in Lean Events
 Visibility Walls/Wall walks 538 (73.4) 212 (71.1) 0.46
 Daily Visual Management (Huddles) 415 (56.6) 175 (58.7) 0.54
 5S 347 (47.3) 132 (44.3) 0.37
 Kanban 265 (36.2) 65 (21.8) 0.0001
 RPIW 189 (25.8) 97 (32.6) 0.03
 Mistake Proofing 116 (15.8) 46 (15.4) 0.88
 3P 98 (13.4) 40 (13.4) 0.98
 Other 148 (20.2) 77 (25.8) 0.05
 No Participation 84 (11.4) 58 (19.5) 0.001
First Exposure to Lean Training, activities or principles    0.05
  < 1 year ago 26 (3.6) 21 (7.2)  
 About 1 year ago 68 (9.3) 22 (7.5)  
 About 2 years ago 200 (27.3) 70 (23.9)  
 3 or more years ago 439 (59.9) 180 (61.4)  
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)