The Analysis of the Performance of Medical Stocks Control System. A Case of Dodoma Regional Hospital

Pallangyo, Noel Phineas (2014) The Analysis of the Performance of Medical Stocks Control System. A Case of Dodoma Regional Hospital. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study was the analysis of performance of medical stocks control system and was designed to establish factors affecting efficiency of medicals stocks control system at Dodoma Regional Hospital (DRH). The study examined medical stocks control system, factors affecting performance and then propose ways for improvement of the performance of medical stocks control system at Dodoma Regional Hospital. In the study both primary and secondary data were collected through questionnaires, interviews and observations from 68 employees of DRH and 80 patients. Findings were analysed through qualitative techniques in which explanations were drawn, and the summary was drawn in frequency and percentage tables and figures with the use of SPSS and Excel programs. The results show that at DRH there are no fixed pre-established stock levels, order quantities, and ordering time for non-vertical programme items, and stock records are mainly kept in paper files. For non-vertical programme items, order quantities and ordering time are mainly determined basing on the available funds and stock balances while main determinant of ordering time and order quantities for items in vertical programme are stock balances and consumption rate. The results reveal that performance of medical stocks control system has been mostly affected by low information sharing among the individuals involved in the system, limited supply of items at Medical Stores Department (MSD), lack of computerised system and insufficient funds allocation. In order to improve the performance of medical stocks control system, DRH management needs to strengthen its information sharing system, undertake effective budgeting and funds allocation for medical stocks, purchase items missing at MSD from authorised suppliers of medical stocks as well as improve data management, supervisions and management follow-ups in the medical stocks control system.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2016 12:14
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 12:14
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/713

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