Logistics Management in a Healthcare Context: Methodological development for describing and evaluating a healthcare organisation as a logistics system [book]

Malin Wiger
2013 unpublished
This thesis tests whether logistics knowledge, theories and principles can be used to provide potential patient flow efficiency improvements. By emphasizing an ideal logistics system by means of its main features and then using these to evaluate two different healthcare organisations, it is assumed that knowledge regarding patient flows can be obtained and potentials for improvement highlighted. Hence, this licentiate thesis presents a developed method intended for evaluating a healthcare
more » ... a healthcare organisation by means of a logistics system's main features. The purpose rests on the assumption that effective management and real flow-efficient improvements can only be accomplished by viewing logistics as an integrated system. It is suggested that a healthcare organisation can be evaluated by the developed logistics main features. These features, listed below, together provide a possibility to complement a healthcare organisation's ability to meet patient requirements by flow-efficiency and demonstrate logistical operational excellence.
doi:10.3384/lic.diva-92821 fatcat:e47ffj2dzfbahj7i4vhidbzcwe