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dc.contributor.authorBalfaqih, Hasan
dc.date.accessioned2024-02-29T05:27:12Z
dc.date.available2024-02-29T05:27:12Z
dc.date.issued2024-02-14
dc.identifier.issn23529148en_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352914824000133en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14131/1466
dc.description.abstractBackground: Investigating the causes and impact of essential medicines and supplies shortages in the supply chain of the MOH in Saudi Arabia could be the initial step in setting innovative strategies for mitigating this issue. This study aimed to identify the key factors contributing to essential medicines and supplies shortages in the supply chain of the MOH in Saudi Arabia and assess their impact on healthcare delivery. Methods: A structured questionnaire was designed to collect relevant data on the causes and impact of essential medicines and supplies shortages. A representative sample of healthcare professionals, from various healthcare MOH facilities in Saudi Arabia. The Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) software version 26 was used for the data analysis. Results: A total of 379 respondents participated in the study, 73.7% were males, 51.2% were aged 36–45 years, 23.5% were supply chain professionals, and 32.9% reported an experience of >15 years. 90.0% of the participants reported that they personally have experienced shortages of essential medicines and supplies in the MOH supply chain in KSA. Inadequate planning, forecasting, and procurement were identified as the most significant contributing factors for shortages by about half (48.5%). At least two-thirds of the participants agreed with all strategies adopted for mitigating the issue of shortages. Conclusions: The impact of shortages on patients and healthcare professionals was found to be substantial. The study also identified several key strategies to reduce shortages that received strong support from the participants.en_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.subjectEssential medicinesen_US
dc.subjectShortagesen_US
dc.subjectSupply chainen_US
dc.titleAnalyzing the causes and impact of essential medicines and supplies shortages in the supply chain of the Ministry of health in Saudi Arabia: A quantitative survey studyen_US
dc.source.journalInformatics in Medicine Unlockeden_US
dc.source.volume45en_US
refterms.dateFOA2024-02-09T00:00:00Z
dc.contributor.researcherExternal Collaborationen_US
dc.contributor.labNAen_US
dc.subject.KSAMEDen_US
dc.contributor.ugstudent0en_US
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dc.source.indexScopusen_US
dc.contributor.departmentSupply Chain Managementen_US
dc.contributor.pgstudent0en_US
dc.contributor.firstauthorBalfaqih, Hasan


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