Hospital strategy and logistics: separate worlds?

Besides looking at logistical parameters I also did a scoping review on hospital strategy and logistics. I was wondering to what extent logistical parameters play a role in making hospital strategies. From personal work experience I did not expect a strong link between hospital strategy and logistics, given the observations I mentioned earlier. But, I …

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What do we get from literature on hospital logistics

After some trial and error excercise in literature research I established a fruitful search strategy. My search strategy consisted of three separate searches in three different databases, PubMed, EBSCOhost and JSTOR. I searched on: Hospital AND Logistics Hospital AND Flow AND Process Hospital AND Supply Chain Management Hospital AND Operations Management I limited my search …

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Logistics in hospitals: what is it about?

With the main question being what role logistics plays in hospital strategy I started literature research in 2016. A more specific question for this research was which logistical parameters were mentioned in relation to hospitals. We (by ‘we’ I mean the PhD team with three (assistant) professors and me, see ‘About me’) took parameters as …

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Hospital as logistical system: too big too detail?

In 2006 I started to model the entire logistical hospital system to assess the design of a new hospital building. With this model it was possible to analyze for example walking distances, occupation of space, elevators, hallways and crossing of clean and infectious patients or goods. The typical hospital has many nodes – 111 in …

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