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Group Purchasing

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High impact information on Group Purchasing

  • Evolution in the Buyers Health Care Action Group purchasing initiative [1].
  • Since vendors were advised that the system is establishing one formulary, Sharp has been able in some cases to achieve better pricing than it previously could through its purchasing group [2].
  • It also discusses the future of the group purchasing programme in the light of globalization and how the international changes under the World Trade Organization agreements will affect the programme in future [3].
  • The Optimal Equipment Configuration (OEC) Project was designed by the Clinical Laboratory Services division of Premier, a group purchasing organization, with the goal of determining whether laboratories could improve efficiency and decrease unit cost by using a single-source vendor [4].
  • Health authorities are responding to the NHS reforms with a variety of approaches to joint purchasing, some in collaboration with FHSAs [5].

Gene context of Group Purchasing


  1. Evolution in the Buyers Health Care Action Group purchasing initiative. Christianson, J.B., Feldman, R. Health affairs (Project Hope) (2002) [Pubmed]
  2. Formularies in integrated health systems: Sharp HealthCare. Rizos, A.L., Levy, E., Furnier, J., Crowley, K. American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. (1996) [Pubmed]
  3. Group purchasing of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies by the Gulf Cooperation Council states. Khoja, T.A., Bawazir, S.A. Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de santé de la Méditerranée orientale = al-Majallah al-¿i¿¿¿yah li-sharq al-mutawassi¿. (2005) [Pubmed]
  4. Case study: improving efficiency in a large hospital laboratory. Bartel, M. Clinical leadership & management review : the journal of CLMA. (2004) [Pubmed]
  5. Happy ever after? Ham, C., Heginbotham, C. The Health service journal. (1991) [Pubmed]
  6. Can group purchasing survive the 1980's? Part 2. McFaul, W. Hospital purchasing management. (1982) [Pubmed]
  7. Can 'Davids' take group purchasing contracts from 'Goliath' American? Kuntz, E.F. Modern healthcare. (1982) [Pubmed]
  8. White & White v. ASHC decision identifies antitrust concerns but not an obstacle to structuring beneficial group purchasing arrangements. O'Brien, J.P. Health law vigil. (1982) [Pubmed]
  9. Group purchasing. Impact on price, service, and the marketplace. Hatch, J. Administrative radiology : AR. (1987) [Pubmed]
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