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Hospital Management by K. V. Ramani

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Chapter 9

Hospital Materials Management

CHAPTER OUTLINE
CHAPTER OBJECTIVE

The main objective of this chapter is to apply the concepts of materials management (discussed in detail in Chapter 4) to live case studies on two large hospitals.

CASE 9.1   MPS HOSPITAL*

In February 2003, Dr Pankaj Shah, was appointed as the new Director of Gujarat Cancer Research Society, also known as MP Shah (MPS) Cancer Hospital. Having served as deputy director at MPS Hospital for a number of years, Dr Pankaj Shah was aware of the challenges facing the hospital. While the input costs for healthcare services were increasing over the years, financial support from the Government had not increased in the same ...

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