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Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs) are a massive subset of the healthcare industry that negotiate lower costs for healthcare supplies by buying for several hospitals at once. Group Purchasing Organizations provides an analysis and critique of this industry.
other books by S. Prakash Sethi
Kobo ebook|Dec 6 2012
Hardcover|Jan 31 1994
Paperback|Oct 8 2012
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10:0230607675
ISBN - 13:9780230607675
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Table of Contents
Healthcare Industry in the United States*Industry Structure of Group Purchasing Organizations*Market Dominance and Anti-Competitive Conduct of GPOs*Government Created Protections of the GPO Industry – Financial Burden of GPO Activities on the U.S. Healthcare Industry*GPO Activities, Conflict of Interest and Their Adverse Consequences for the Healthcare Providers*Congressional Deliberations of GPO Operations *Congressional Drive Towards Regulatory Reform*The GPO Industry’s Efforts in Creating a Voluntary Code of Conduct –The Hanson Report * Theoretical Underpinnings for Creating Effective Industry-wide Voluntary Codes of Conduct * Healthcare Group Purchasing Industry Initiative (HGPII)