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Designing and delivering healthcare in the community - blog post

Designing and delivering healthcare in the community - blog post

An ever-flourishing, community-based healthcare provider improving the performance of the whole system (2014)

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Finding the inherent simplicity in outpatients - blog post

Finding the inherent simplicity in outpatients - blog post

Finding the few elements that are irrefutably the cause of poor quality and untimely care across all patients and putting already overstretched staff under unnecessary pressure. (2014)

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The emergency department - blog post

The emergency department - blog post

What stops up providing high-quality, timely patient-centred care? (2014)

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The global healthcare situation - blog post

The global healthcare situation - blog post

What happens when something important becomes increasingly urgent (2014)

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Cutting costs, costs more than you think - blog post

Cutting costs, costs more than you think - blog post

How to create wandering bottlenecks (2014)

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Tell me how you'll measure me and I'll tell you how I'll behave - blog post

Tell me how you'll measure me and I'll tell you how I'll behave - blog post

The devastating effect of local measures on the performance of the whole system (2014)

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The assessment unit is at the heart of patient flow - blog post

The assessment unit is at the heart of patient flow - blog post

Applying Theory of Constraints thinking to the assessment unit (2014)

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The missing link - blog post

The missing link - blog post

The missing link of quality of care and improvement efforts (2014)

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Mental Health Today

Mental Health Today

QFI’s article featured in Mental Health Today, June 2013

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Primary Care Today

Primary Care Today

Article by Norma Beavers on how the QFI approach is helping North Derbyshire health and social care improve the patient experience (February/March 2013)

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Coordinating care, prioritising patients

Coordinating care, prioritising patients

How the Theory of Constraints can help to eliminate disruption and delay and put patients back at the centre of care. Article in the Public Service Review: Health and Social Care: issue 34. December 2012

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The Theory of Constraints in health and social care

The Theory of Constraints in health and social care

An explanation of the roots of TOC and an example of its application in health

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AI - Nascholingstijdschrift over perioperatieve geneeskunde

AI - Nascholingstijdschrift over perioperatieve geneeskunde

TOC - Hoe kunnen organisaties op systematische wijze worden verbeterd?

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Why patients get delayed

Why patients get delayed

A Theory of Constraints perspective on unnecessary increases in length of stay

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Responding to the financial challenge

Responding to the financial challenge

Safely and rapidly

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Significantly reducing length of stay

Significantly reducing length of stay

A simple solution to a seemingly complex problem

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Flourishing in increasingly difficult times

Flourishing in increasingly difficult times

Without jeopardising quality of patient care, access and fnancial stability

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Managing patient flow using time buffers

Managing patient flow using time buffers

How and why Theory of Constraints (TOC) based time buffer management has contributed to improved patient flow in health and social care applications, by Dr Roy Stratton and Alex Knight

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Standing on the shoulders of giants

Standing on the shoulders of giants

Production concepts versus production applications. The Hitachi Tool Engineering example, by Dr Eli Goldratt.

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Measures of success

Measures of success

Michaela Rebbeck talks to Alex Knight about operational measures that are helping companies to maximise their profits.

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In search of true change

In search of true change

Alex Knight and Michaela Rebbeck talk to Dr Eliyahu Goldratt about his business novel 'Necessary But Not Sufficient' and his challenge to business thinking.

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