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Rasch typology standard of inventory administration practiced by Public Hospitals in Malaysia

Ahmad Mahyadin@Mahidin, Fariza and Saad, Rohaizah and Mohd Asaad, Mohd Norhasni and Yusoff, Rushami Zien (2017) Rasch typology standard of inventory administration practiced by Public Hospitals in Malaysia. International Journal of Supply Chain Management (IJSCM), 6 (3). pp. 137-144. ISSN 2050-7399

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This paper discussed on the major concern relating to inventory management practices of pharmacy department in hospitals which is facing difficulty in managing the drugs after investing in them. inventory and highlight areas that can be improve for lower ability hospitals to become more efficient. The Rasch Measurement Model (RMM) with Winsteps Version 3.92.1 software was applied for data analysis due to its ability in interpreting and analyzing the ability of respondents in performing difficult items. Online questionnaires were distributed to selected public hospitals and out of 103 online questionnaires, 81 were returned with a response rate of 78.64%. However, only questionnaires from 80 respondents are useable. The typology standard result shows that the mean person of 3.01 and logit value of 2.02 differentiate the lower and higher ability hospitals into 51% and 49%.. Easiest items (A1.4, A1.6 & A1.10) and difficult items (A2.5 & A2.6) have also been highlighted in the discussion. Public hospitals of S23 having the most ability while public hospitals of S51 resulted as having the minimal ability in implementing inventory administration practices. In addition, Rasch analysis points out that existing items need to be reviewed by adding more difficult items, in order to develop further future research. Finally, this study is perhaps the first attempt in investigating the typology standard of inventory administration to be practised by public hospitals in Malaysia using RMM.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Inventory Administration Practices, Public Hospitals, Rasch Measurement Model, Item Response Theory
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: School of Technology Management & Logistics
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2019 01:07
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2019 01:07

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