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dc.contributor.authorApte, Uday M.
dc.contributor.authorKang, Keebom
dc.dateAugust 2009
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-22T15:34:59Z
dc.date.available2012-08-22T15:34:59Z
dc.date.issued2009-08
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/11064
dc.descriptionApproved for public release, distribution unlimiteden_US
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dc.description.abstractHealthcare costs throughout the United States are on the rise, drawing increased scrutiny from government officials and Congress. The cost of pharmacy operations and pharmaceuticals is growing at a rate that is alarmingly higher than that of the total cost of military healthcare itself. Recent congressional legislation has essentially given the Department of Defense the ultimatum to cut costs for beneficiaries wherever possible, or risk having benefits arbitrarily cut by Congress. In the face of this possibility, cutting costs through better business practices must be explored, particularly within the area of pharmacy operations. This project explores the potential cost savings that can be realized by implementing Lean Six Sigma (LSS) methodology in the pharmacy operations of the DoD Medical Treatment Facilities (MTF). This research proves that implementing Lean Six Sigma methodology will improve military pharmacy operations, often at little cost, while realizing significant savings and increased customer satisfaction.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/lesixsigminhealt1094511064
dc.format.extentxviii, 69 p. ; 28 cm.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshPublic officers.en_US
dc.titleLean Six Sigma in healthcare: combating the military's escalating pharmacy costsen_US
dc.subject.authorHealthcare costsen_US
dc.subject.authorpharmacy operationsen_US
dc.subject.authorpharmaceuticalsen_US
dc.subject.authorLean Six Sigma (LSS)en_US
dc.subject.authorDoD Medical Treatment Facilities (MTF).en_US
dc.identifier.npsreportNPS-GSBPP-09-018


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