TITLE

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

PUB. DATE
September 2010
SOURCE
GAO Reports;9/27/2010, preceding p1
SOURCE TYPE
Government Documents
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
55094432

 

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