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Does Value Stream Mapping affect the structure, process, and outcome quality in care facilities? A systematic review

Systematic Reviews20176:170

Received: 22 December 2016

Accepted: 14 August 2017

Published: 24 August 2017

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Original Submission
22 Dec 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
24 Jan 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Yen-Fu Chen
4 May 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Ferrán Catalá-López
12 May 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Genesis S Barbosa
16 Jun 2017 Author responded Author comments - Marina Nowak
Resubmission - Version 2
16 Jun 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
14 Aug 2017 Editorially accepted
24 Aug 2017 Article published 10.1186/s13643-017-0563-y

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Authors’ Affiliations

Institute of Medical Sociology, Health Services Research and Rehabilitation Science (IMVR), Faculty of Human Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany