A Study to Determine the Feasibility of Implementing a Cart Exchange Distribution System for Medical Supply Support Within the Hospital
Study rept. Jul 1984-Jul 1985
ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION
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This study was conducted to determine if the cart exchange system is a viable method of medical supply distribution within Munson Army Community Hospital. The manpower costs of the current supply distribution system were assessed by a survey to all wards. A specific wards medical supply usage was computed from the past years requisitions. The medical supply usage was used to determine the stockage levels for a supply cart. The estimated time to inventory and stock carts on a recurring basis by supply warehousman was computed. The difference in costs were analyzed. The cart exchange system would result in an overall cost savings. The author warned of potential problems to overcome in transitioning to this system, additional medical supply space would be required and two nursing positions would need to be given to medical supply. Keywords Health care Medical supply Supply distribution Medical supplies Inventory managements.
- Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies