CONFIRMATORY FACTOR ANALYSIS FOR LEAN HEALTHCARE PRACTICES IN MALAYSIAN HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

  • Nurul Fadly Habidin Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
  • Che Mohd Zulkifli Che Omar Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
  • Hariri Kamis Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
  • Nor Azrin Md Latip Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
  • Nurdiana Ibrahim Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
Keywords: Lean healthcare, Quality initiatives, Structural equation model, Confirmatory factor analysis, Healthcare industry

Abstract

Healthcare industry itself is moving forward toward preparing lower cost of material, cheaper price, JIT deliveries, and elimination of waste and defects in many aspects of the activity or operation, and strengthening relationships with vendors, and ultimately producing high quality products and customers services better than competitors. A survey through questionnaire was conducted to determine the level of lean healthcare practices. 128 sets of questionnaire were successfully collected that brought to 40.4% response rate. Structural equation modeling technique was adopted to analyze the data gathered from the survey. Hence, this study produces implications on theory and management and provides a practical guide for healthcare practitioners to enhance their organizational performance through the implementation of lean healthcare practices. This paper presents finding of Exploratory Factor Analyses (EFA), Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA), and reliability analysis empirically verified and validated. The results indicate that four LH constructs are acceptable for further analysis. The paper with a proposed future direction ends of this research.

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Published
2019-03-05
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Habidin, N. F., Che Omar, C. M. Z., Kamis, H., Md Latip, N. A., & Ibrahim, N. (2019). CONFIRMATORY FACTOR ANALYSIS FOR LEAN HEALTHCARE PRACTICES IN MALAYSIAN HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY. Journal of Contemporary Issues and Thought, 2, 17-29. Retrieved from https://ejournal.upsi.edu.my/index.php/JCIT/article/view/918