is researcher, EAS at Aston University, UK
Economic, manufacturing and regulatory factors can affect drug shortages and supply chain disruption. By using a mixed-methods approach involving an online survey, semi-structured interviews and three targeted focus groups aimed at acute care hospitals in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland, this study determined that over half of the responding acute care hospitals did not have 76–100% of medicine lines fulfilled within 8 weeks of a disruption in the supply chain.
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Shortage management is a challenge in any environment and especially important in healthcare. Aston University is undertaking a study to understand shortage management better. This project investigates supply chain orientation and focuses on post-disruption events in the supply of pharmaceuticals. It is concerned with the how actions taken after a supply chain disruption can have on shortage management in acute secondary care. By participating in this research, new insights can be disc