Assessing the relationship between supply chain management practices and healthcare delivery

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Many developing nations spend a lot of money on purchasing medical supplies, but an estimated 60% to 80% of their populations, particularly in rural regions, may not always have access to the most basic medical supplies. If health services are to be successful and trustworthy, frequent provision of enough volumes of relevant health commodities is essential. The goal of this study was to evaluate how healthcare institutions manage their health commodities and how that affects how well treatment is delivered. This study employed multiple methodologies. The study employed a quantitative research methodology together with descriptive and explanatory research approaches. The logistics and supply chain staff at the middle and higher management levels of all the hospitals examined made up the study's target group. To address the research questions, data from both quantitative and qualitative sources were gathered. Data were collected using both questionnaires and interviews, and both quantitative and qualitative analyses were performed using spss, graphs, tables, and statistics. To choose the best sample for the investigation, convenient stratified random sampling was utilized. The study concluded that managing health commodities effectively improves and increases the efficiency of providing health services. Based on the research's conclusions, the Ghana health service now has a better understanding of logistics management and how it relates to the provision of healthcare. This study also highlights the significance of logistics management for improved healthcare service delivery by connecting these problems to service delivery. The study advises health organization leadership to spend money on efficient logistics management as a result. One of the long-term and strategic benefits of implementing good logistics management methods is better, higher-quality healthcare.
A thesis submitted to the institute of distance learning, Kwame Nkrumah university of science and technology, Kumasi in partial fulfilment for the degree of the award of master of science in logistics and supply chain management