Strengthening the Central Procurement System in the Greek Health Sector


INTRODUCTION

Procurement of medical devices (MDs) on a national level, is a quite challenging task since it -at the same- time aims in guaranteeing high quality of products and assuring patient safety, with the lowest possible cost for the health care system. The vast variety of MDs, the accelerated pace of appearance of new technologies, the shorter life cycle, the continuous improvement of existing products on the market, are some constrains that make the MD procurement very challenging. This report addresses issues related to the MDs procurement system in the Greek health sector and more specifically in developing in close collaboration with staff in charge in EKAPY, standard specifications for hip and knee prostheses, to be used for tendering purposes.

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Year: 2019
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