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Table 1 Time commitment and roles of participants in a typical Lean activity (hours per event)

From: An economic analysis of a system wide Lean approach: cost estimations for the implementation of Lean in the Saskatchewan healthcare system for 2012–2014

  RPIW 5S Kaizen basics workshops Mistake proofing Kanban
Team leader 112.5 37.5 - 120 90
Sub-team leader 103.1 37.5 - 120 90
KPO support 159.4 37.5 7.5 - 75
Lean leader participant 45.7 1.0 - - -
Physician 15.5 3.1 3.2 - -
Patient representative 40.1 - - - -
Other participants 156.5 99.0 225 562 279
Total
 Hours 632.8 215.6 235.7 802 534
 Work days 84 29 31 107 71
  1. Source: Our own computations using the project forms for the corresponding Lean events [23]. These estimates were computed based on the implementation of the activities in the 2012–2014 period