Evaluation of suppliers of drugs and medical materials
Objective: The study aimed to describe the results achieved in a program to evaluate suppliers of drugs and other health products at a private hospital in the city of Fortaleza. Methods: This is a descriptive study with a quantitative perspective, carried out in the Pharmaceutical Supply Center of a private hospital in the city of Fortaleza. Data collection was performed by filling in a form the register technical non-conformities upon receipt of medicines and medical supplies, and the data were tabulated by the Excel 2007 program. Results: The categorization of the legal nature of the supplier profile in this study was the predominance of material distribution (n =56), with 37,58% compared to drug manufacturers (n = 18), with 12,08%. During the study period, the entries were obtained from invoices (n = 2,512), of which 5.93% (n = 167) showed technical nonconformities, among them discrepancy in the invoice (98.80%), substandard technical report (42.51%), late delivery (19.16%) and poor condition of products at delivery (6.59%). Conclusion: There were several nonconformities identified at the time of receipt, the most important being discrepancy in the invoice, late delivery and integrity of the products delivered.
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