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Table 2 Average cost for selected Lean activities (in CAD$)

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

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Participants’ time cost 29,361 10,206 8304 45,676 42,735 22,999
Physician remuneration 2909 587 484 n/a n/a n/a
Patient/Family representative honorariums 721 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Printing/supplies 200 100 100 n/a n/a n/a
Travel/accommodation 1500 n/a 150 n/a 27,920 n/a
Per-diems n/a n/a n/a n/a 6120 n/a
Overtime compensations 800 272 299 1016 152 676
Total $35,491 $11,165 $9337 $46,692 $76,927 $23,675
  1. Source: Our own computations
  2. n/a stands for not applicable