New data from Premier shows that the healthcare supply chain is still “fragile and constrained” despite greater availability of personal protective equipment.
- A year after the US declared COVID-19 a public health emergency, the healthcare supply chain is still struggling to meet increased demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) and other supplies, according to a new Premier analysis.
Most hospitals are finding greater availability of many types of PPE, including N95s and surgical masks, but the healthcare supply chain as a whole “remains fragile and constrained,” the analysis of the major group purchasing organization’s internal data suggested.
COVID-19 will have a long-term impact on the healthcare supply chain, Premier researchers confirmed.
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