Health care has become one of India's fastest growing sectors in the past decade. A multitude of private players have entered this market, combining to offer high-quality health care and service in world-class hospitals and nursing homes all over India. It has been recognised that a professional approach to hospital administration and better resource allocation will go a long way to ensure both quality and cost-effectiveness in health care in India. The second edition of this successful book contains a well-planned collection of writings on modern hospital management. Revised and updated, it also contains two new chapters that discuss and highlight new developments in this field. The book spans a wide range of issues in modern hospital management, and provides all the necessary knowledge required to set up and run a modern-day hospital efficiently and as an economically viable business. The book also looks at " Customer experience management " Computer-aided diagnosis " Waste management " Financial management " Maintaining medical records " Medical audits " Managing human resources
Chapter 7: Hospital Stores Organisation and Pharmacy
Hospital Stores Organisation and Pharmacy
This case study is about the materials department of a 300-bed hospital located in a sub-metro city, providing multispecialty service, having 300 beds and a patient turnover of 300 per day. This hospital handles as many as 2,500 items of materials, holds an inventory of Rs 120,000 per bed, which is about 11 per cent of the turnover, deals with as many as 1,000 suppliers in an urban area, and raises about 1,000 store receipt vouchers and 500 purchase orders every month.
Computerisation of inventory management brings a great deal of efficiency to an organisation, more so to a hospital. A variety of computer programmes for inventory management, for different sizes and needs, are available in the ...