Tim Gibson, Senior Manager, Functional Equivalents - Supply Chain Solutions, ECRI

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Three Ways to Make Safer Decisions when Selecting Substitute Products in Nonacute Care

​​​Healthcare providers continue to face widespread economic challenges that directly affect the supply chain—from record inflation and dwindling margins, to shortages of supplies and workers, to cost increases in labor and supplies. In a survey conducted by Kaufman, Hall and Associates, 71% of health systems reported distribution delays; 58% surveyed reported raw product and sourcing availability disruptions.1   

ECRI included supply chain disruptions in its annual Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns in 2021 and 2022. While supply chain challenges are anticipated to remain, nonacute care facility leaders can implement proactive strategies to achieve supply chain resilience and avoid disrupting or delaying necessary patient care. 

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Topics: Aging and Ambulatory Care

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