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Assessment Of Pharmaceutical Inventory Management Performance At Health Facilities

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dc.contributor.advisor Denu, Berhanu (PhD)
dc.contributor.author Mahammed, Tariku
dc.date.accessioned 2019-03-28T06:54:43Z
dc.date.available 2019-03-28T06:54:43Z
dc.date.issued 2018-05-06
dc.identifier.uri http://localhost:80/xmlui/handle/123456789/17304
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to assess the pharmaceutical inventory management performance at health facilities found in South Wollo zone, Amhara region. The specific objective of the study are to measure how accurate is the stock-keeping records, to determine the significance of the record-keeping errors, to find out how much of the pharmaceutical stock is maintained, to determine the average stock out duration of pharmaceuticals, to identify the pharmaceutical storage conditions in health facilities of South Wollo zone. The study was a cross-sectional survey that involved nine health facilities of south Wollo zone, Amhara region. The research adopted descriptive study design. A stratified random sampling technique was applied to the study. The researcher used a sample size of 30% of the target population to act as the sample size. The researcher used inventory management assessment tool and storage condition observation checklist to collect data for the research. The collected data were quantitatively analyzed using statistical methods to produce frequency tables and graphs for effective interpretation. The key findings from the study revealed that all health facilities visited had stock out of a number of tracer products in the past 100 days. The study found that the average percent of time out of stock was 14%, the average percent of products available on the day of assessment was 76% in the surveyed public health facilities found in South Wollo Zone, The study has found that the average percentage of stock keeping records that were accurate is 62%, health facilities had on average 27% of records greater than physical counts, health facilities had on average 12% of records were lesser than physical counts and the average ratio of inventory variation to total stock is 11%. The study also revealed that majority of the public health facilities (55.6%) practiced unacceptable storage condition. This study demonstrated poor inventory management with respect to the general quality of record keeping, space allocation and general organization of the pharmaceutical storeroom. The researcher recommended that health facilities should design a mechanism for making timely entries and recording issues on logistics tools to keep up to date inventory records and management information system. Frequent monitoring of stock status is suggested, to avoid discrepancies and to keep it to adequate levels. Regular supervision by the district pharmacist is needed to monitor this. Government should strive to introduce use of computer in inventory control in all health facilities and South Wollo zone should take efforts and work with stakeholders to ensure that health facilities have “standard‟ store for pharmaceutical. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Addis Ababa University en_US
dc.subject Inventory management systems en_US
dc.subject stock out tracer products, en_US
dc.subject pharmaceutical stock status en_US
dc.title Assessment Of Pharmaceutical Inventory Management Performance At Health Facilities en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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