International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

The Use of 5S in Healthcare Services: a Literature Review
Fanny Y. F. Young

The aim of this paper is to review the use of 5S in healthcare services. The scholarly literature up to June 2014 was searched through the Proquest, Pubmed and Google Scholar databases. Information about 5S, Lean, ways to implement 5S in healthcare settings, use of 5S in healthcare, combinations of 5S and other tools and suggestions to enhance success of 5S in healthcare services were reviewed. Results showed that 5S can be applied to healthcare services with beneficial effects. Sustain is a key to success.

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