Cost analysis of hospital material management systems.

P. J. Egbelu, C. M. Harmonosky, J. A. Ventura, W. E. O'Brien, H. J. Sommer

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Integrated healthcare material management begins with manufactures of medical/surgical supplies, uses distributors and ends at the point of use at hospitals. Recent material management philosophies in the healthcare industry, such as just-in-time and stockless systems, are yet to be fully evaluated. In order to evaluate the cost effectiveness of each type of material management technique, a cost model for hospital materials management has been designed. Several case scenarios are analyzed and results are reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the Society for Health Systems
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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