Development of Fast Track System for Severe Trauma Patients Using Six Sigma Technique

Friday, 25 July 2014

Jiin Kim, PhD, RN, RNM
Department of Nursing, Daegu Health College, Daegu, South Korea

Purpose : Today's business requires innovative management in order to obtain excellent results and to fulfill the diverse needs of customers in a highly competitive industry. So, the goal of this study was to develop of a fast track system for severe trauma patients by using 6 Sigma. 

Methods : The sample for this study consisted of all trauma patients who visited to emergency medical unit(EMC) of general hospital located in Gyunggi Province. Data were analyzed using frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, ANOVA and capability test. For data analysis, the SPSS/PC 12.0 program and Minitab 14+ PC program.

Results : The results of this research show as following; First, this study revealed the success factors and the length of stay in EMC have an affirmative impact. Second, there were different success factors from the respective of business performance for 6 Sigma. Third, meaningful factors for reducing the length of stay were call time, admission decision making time and consultation rate.

Conclusion : The result of this study indicate that fast track system can help reducing mortality as well as complications in severe trauma patients, therefore, it is intended through this study to present a treatment guideline for severe trauma patients which can be utilized as th fundamental data for ultimate decrease of the mortality.