Accession Number:

ADA209593

Title:

A Study to Identify the Most Efficient and Cost Effective Method for the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital Outlying Clinic Pharmacies to Manage Inventory and Requisition Stock

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 1987-Jul 1988

Corporate Author:

ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-06-13

Pagination or Media Count:

104.0

Abstract:

A Graduate Research Project which analyzes present inventory management practices at four outlying Army Health Clinics using one full year of data, computations are performed under three other inventory models and the results compared with results obtained under the present system. The study concludes that the economic order quantity EOQ model out-performs the others by offering greater cost savings and better response to demands. The clinics can use the savings to justify the purchase of automation equipment. The clinics should continue to electronically transmit requisitions directly from Logistics Division. Supplies should also continue to be sent directly to the clinics rather than using the hospital pharmacy as an intermediary. Keywords Inventory management Inventory analysis Inventory control Medical supplies Cost effectiveness Medical facilities.

Subject Categories:

  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE