This Handbook on Materials Management for Healthcare is an adaptable reference book which provides sound and complete indispensable introduction and information to the materials function in healthcare industry. It includes descriptions of a wide variety of sub-topics and provides assessment tools such as checklists and specific action plans for improving operational performance. It provides a quick access to the working managers and hospital’s administrators regarding everyday issues without having to do excessive research.
This book will also be found extremely useful for students of Hospital Management as it equips them with the tools and techniques of materials management, inventory control, purchasing, store-keeping and supply chain management especially as they are applied to and practiced in the peculiar ecosystems prevalent in healthcare industry. It meets the syllabii requirements of almost all the universities and institutes which are conducting courses on Hospital administration. This book also addresses the concerns about costs, quality of patient care and treatment outcomes. Suitable exercise, model questions, numerical problems, hints and answers have been included to benefit the student community.
Efforts have been made to strike a balance between the overview approach and the treatment of specific details. It is the first book of its kind in India about the healthcare industry.