Journal article

Implementing a material planning and control method for special nutrition in a Brazilian public hospital

Najla Alemsan, Guilherme Luz Tortorella, Alejandro Francisco Mac Cawley Vergara, Carlos Manuel Taboada Rodriguez, Alberto Portioli Staudacher

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEALTH PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

This study aims to (i) propose a demand forecast model for special nutrition materials in the context of health services, and (ii) comparatively evaluate three inventory management and control systems (periodic review, continuous review and mixed) for special nutrition materials. For that, we carried out a case study in a Brazilian public teaching hospital where data and information collection were conducted over a span of 22 months (from January 2018 and were consolidated until October 2019). A six-step approach was followed to propose the demand forecasting models and, later, evaluate the inventory control systems for special nutrition materials. Results indicate that if the organization i..

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