CONFIRMATORY FACTOR ANALYSIS FOR LEAN HEALTHCARE PRACTICES IN MALAYSIAN HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY
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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