Accession Number : ADA313819

Title :   Central Materiel Services at Madigan Army Medical Center: A Case Study.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 94-Jul 95,

Corporate Author : MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER TACOMA WA

Personal Author(s) : Bitterman, David A.

PDF Url : ADA313819

Report Date : AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 170

Abstract : A case study of the Central Materiel Services department at Madigan Army Medical Center was conducted in three phases to establish inventory levels of equipment located throughout the clinical areas of the hospital, to determine stockage levels of the most commonly used surgical instrument sets, and to conduct a pilot study showing the efficacy of an inventory management system using the Basic Laparotomy set as a study group. The clinical inventory identified a total of 779 separate lines of equipment, for a total of 4,581 instruments, sets, or other equipment. Eighty instrument sets were identified which represented 80% of the demand for sets within the hospital, and stockage levels to meet a 97% and a 99% demand satisfaction rate were computed and compared to actual inventory. Results from the pilot study showed significant differences between actual usage rates of instruments and stocked levels, but the sample size was too small to make recommendations for instrument stockage levels within the Basic Laparotomy set.

Descriptors :   *ARMY FACILITIES, *CLINICAL MEDICINE, *CASE STUDIES, *MEDICAL SERVICES, *SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS, MATERIEL, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, RATES, INSTRUMENTATION, INVENTORY, PILOT STUDIES, INVENTORY CONTROL.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE