Quantimed- Pharmaceutical Quantification and Cost Estimation Tool

Publication date: 2013

Inventory of Tools for Maternal Health Supplies Prepared by Maternal Health Technical Reference Team, 2013 Information Sheet Quantimed-Pharmaceutical Quantification and Cost Estimation Tool Developer Strengthening Pharmaceutical Systems (SPS)/Center for Pharmaceutical Management (CPM)/Management Sciences for Health (MSH) How to access the tool Contact cpmsoftware@msh.org for more information and access to the tool. Purpose Quantimed facilitates the calculation of pharmaceutical needs—volumes of medicines and medical supply items and costs—for general health services or specific health programs. It is designed to improve the accuracy of order planning and budgeting by providing a systematic approach to organizing and analyzing data. Quantimed facilitates the calculation of commodity needs using either a single method or a combination of any of the three primary quantification methods: past consumption, morbidity patterns, and proxy consumption. The program also includes an option for scaling up morbidity-based estimates, which is useful for growing programs. Audience This tool may be used at all levels of the health system. Language English, French Keywords quantification, forecasting, procurement, cost estimation

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