Group Purchasing Organizations: An Undisclosed Scandal in the U.S. Healthcare Industry

Hardcover | May 15, 2009

byS. Prakash Sethi

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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. 

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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. 

Prakash Sethi is a Distinguised Professor at the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College and President of the International Center for Corporate Accountability. 

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:200 pages, 9.54 × 6.33 × 0.64 inPublished:May 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230607675

ISBN - 13:9780230607675

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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)