In March 2022, Imran Ali and Devika Kannan released a paper that sought to advance the body of knowledge surrounding healthcare operations and supply chain management through a literature review. The full manuscript by Ali et al. can be found in the Annals of Operations Research. The result of the literature review is detailed below.
The key to counteracting emergent diseases (such as the COVID-19 outbreak) and promoting the health and well-being of patients lies in the effective and efficient delivery of healthcare services. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the literature surrounding healthcare operations and supply chain management has seen immense growth. However, previous literature reviews possessed varying scopes and emphases focused on a specific topic.