SPOTLIGHT: How to right size your purchasing, inventory practices when patient days drop

"Colleagues across the country tell me that their patient volumes are soft, which is driving their expenses out of line with expectations when adjusted for volume," John Cunningham writes in Hospital Impact. "When the expense of high-cost, complex volume is spread across a smaller base of adjusted patient days, the expenses are naturally inflated. In times like these, supply chain executives and their teams have to be ever more diligent in helping end users right size their purchasing and inventory practices." Hospital Impact

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