Recent report from Syft highlights hospital supply chain challenges at the point-of-use and key areas that need improvement.
Nurses face significant supply chain management problems that impact efficiency, patient safety, and hospital margins, according to a recent survey from Syft, a leading national provider of healthcare inventory control and end-to-end supply chain cost management software and services.
The survey is conducted of 100 hospital frontline nurses and nurse leaders that sought to understand their perspectives of hospital supply chains, according to the release from Syft.
Conducted in February 2021, key findings include:
Many nurses said supply chain challenges impact patient safety.
Supply chain problems take a significant toll on nurse stress and burnout.
Nurses say supply chain problems result in excess waste and lower margins.
"Hospitals are taking steps to improve their supply chains after seeing vulnerabilities exposed by COVID-19, but these findings show that they won't be successful until they start factoring in the nurse experience," said Todd Plesko, CEO of Syft. "Nurses are experiencing pervasive and troubling challenges related to efficiency, patient safety, waste, and mental health due to supply chains not recognizing their needs. Creating a more nurse-centric supply chain is critical to every hospital's success."