The aim of this paper is to provide a review of the existing literature on lean healthcare. It seeks to describe how this concept has being applied and to assess how trends and methods of approach in lean healthcare have evolved over the years. The paper surveys the applications of lean healthcare in the current literature and classifies over 90 works according to a taxonomy suggested. Though there seems to exist an agreement about the potential of lean healthcare, it remains a challenge for academics and practitioners to evaluate lean healthcare under a more critical perspective.
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The advent of recession at the beginning of twenty-first century forced many organizations worldwide to reduce cost and to be more responsive to customer demands. Lean Manufacturing LM has been widely perceived by industry as an answer to these requirements because LM reduces waste without additional requirements of resources. This paper highlights various definitions by various researchers and practitioners. There are plethora of LM definitions with divergent objectives and scope. Theory verification through empirical and exploratory studies has been the focus of research in LM.