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Creative Commons licence CC BY-NC (Attribution-NonCommercial)Logforum. 2016. 12(4), article 6, 247-267; DOI: https://doi.org/10.17270/J.LOG.2016.4.6


Justyna Majchrzak-Lepczyk1, Benedykt Bober2

1Poznan University of Economics and Business, Poznan, Poland
Academy of Hotel Management and Catering Industry in Poznan, Poznan, Poland


Background: The below considerations provide an overview of the issues of sustainable development, logistics, to financial engineering instruments and the role of intellectual capital in the process of transformation of public hospitals. The aim of this research was to assess the competitiveness of the network of public hospitals in the market of health services based on literature studies, as well as empirical research.

Methods: Empirical study using a questionnaire survey was conducted in the period from January 2007 to December 2011, in the area of Warmia and Mazury, Pomerania and Wielkopolska.

The goal of this questionnaire survey was to know the medical staff reviews issues related to adaptation to the nature of the network of public hospitals methods and logistics tools, sustainable development, corporate social responsibility - CSR. The study was carried out in 104 public hospitals, on a sample of 8975 respondents.

Results and conclusions: Analysis of the completed study showed that the logistic processes and their improvement in the health sector play a significant role.

The surveyed entities explicitly draw attention to the need for information systems,  pro-environment activities, access to information, or the use of GS1 global standards.

These tools allow you to increase the efficiency of supply chains, ensuring not only tracking and tracing of products from the manufacturer to the patient, but also enabling better protection against making a mistake or counterfeit products.

Keywords: logistics, network of hospitals, CSR, logistics, competitive market, sustainable development
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MLA Majchrzak-Lepczyk, Justyna, and Benedykt Bober. "Selected aspects of the logistics network of public hospitals in the competitive market of health services." Logforum 12.4 (2016): 6. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17270/J.LOG.2016.4.6
APA Justyna Majchrzak-Lepczyk, Benedykt Bober (2016). Selected aspects of the logistics network of public hospitals in the competitive market of health services. Logforum 12 (4), 6. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17270/J.LOG.2016.4.6
ISO 690 MAJCHRZAK-LEPCZYK, Justyna, BOBER, Benedykt. Selected aspects of the logistics network of public hospitals in the competitive market of health services. Logforum, 2016, 12.4: 6. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17270/J.LOG.2016.4.6