2020 Hospital And Health Systems Survey

Provider Perspectives On Distribution And Physician Preference Items


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Physician preference items (PPI) are those items whose selection and use are heavily influenced by a physician. Hospitals and health systems purchase PPI items across many specialties. Learn in this report what items physicians at hospital and health systems purchase as PPI, whether they are purchased direct or through a distributor and their future purchasing plans.

Key findings:
  • 73% are satisfied or very satisfied with purchasing PPI through distribution
  • Sutures and staplers are top PPI items purchased through distribution
  • 48% say pricing led their organization to purchase PPI through distribution