GROUP PURCHASING ORGANIZATIONS: Services Provided to Customers and Initiatives Regarding Their Business Practices

September 2010
GAO Reports;9/27/2010, preceding p1
Government Documents
The article focuses on the services offered by the group purchasing organizations (GPO) to their customers and their initiatives that are centered in promoting best practices and public accountability among member GPOs. It says that GPOs provide services such as custom contracting, clinical evaluation and standardization of products, and evaluations of new technology to their consumers. The GPO members are expected to follow the set of principles of ethics and business conduct adopted for them.


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