Hospital purchasing alliances: utilization, services, and performance.

@article{Burns2008HospitalPA,
  title={Hospital purchasing alliances: utilization, services, and performance.},
  author={Lawton Robert Burns and Jocelyn A. Lee},
  journal={Health care management review},
  year={2008},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={203-15}
}
BACKGROUND Hospital purchasing alliances are voluntary consortia of hospitals that aggregate their contractual purchases of supplies from manufacturers. Purchasing groups thus represent pooling alliances rather than trading alliances (e.g., joint ventures). Pooling alliances have been discussed in the health care management literature for years but have… CONTINUE READING