Hospital purchasing body

The hospital purchasing body is responsible for buying medicines used in their hospital(s) via direct negotiations with medicine companies or the process of public procurement. A hospital purchasing body can either be a single person (e.g. the hospital head pharmacist), a joint committee (e.g. hospital pharmacists of more hospitals), a designated purchasing department established at the management of a hospital or a hospital owner organisation.
Synonym: Hospital procurement body, Hospital purchasing committee, Hospital procurement committee

Last update: 20 June 2023

Source: PPRI