Public Procurement Management and Delivery of Health Services:A case study of Buhinga Referral Hospital in Uganda
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The study assessed the effects of Procurement management on the delivery of health services at Buhinga Regional Referral Hospital in Kabarole District. The specific objectives of the study were to establish the relationship between procurement planning and health service delivery, solicitation and supplier selection and health service delivery, and to find out how contract management affects health services delivery at Buhinga Referral Hospital. The case study design was used. The sample was 253 out of a population of 614 but the study managed to get 145 respondents representing a response rate of 57.3%. The study used both the purposive and stratified random sampling techniques to select respondents. Descriptive statistics (frequencies and percentages) were used to determine the distribution of respondents on personal information and on the questions under each of the variables. Inferential statistics (Spearman correlation and regression) were used to test the hypotheses. The results revealed that procurement planning positively affect health service delivery. Solicitation development and supplier selection had a positive effect on health service delivery. Contract management had a positive effect on health service delivery. Thus, it was concluded that Procurement management positively affected the delivery of health services at Buhinga Regional Referral Hospital in Kabarole District. It is recommended that procurement planning, solicitation development and supplier selection and contract management administration should be further improved to enhance health service delivery.