Stroke Care
5:15 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Study: Toyota's Streamlined Manufacturing Process Can Also Benefit Stroke Patients

Early stroke treatment helps prevent or reduce brain damage, which appears as a white region on this MRI scan.
Jin-Moo Lee, Washington University

A new study out today from Washington University suggests that Toyota’s process for maximizing efficiency in manufacturing cars can also help hospitals improve their care of stroke patients.

Study lead Washington University stroke neurologist Jin-Moo Lee says with input from doctors, lab technicians, and other hospital staff, Barnes-Jewish Hospital was able to eliminate inefficiencies and cut the average time it took evaluate and treat stroke patients from an hour down to 37 minutes.

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