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Hospital PMI® at 56.3%; April 2022 Hospital ISM® Report On Business®

TEMPE, Ariz., May 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Economic activity in the hospital subsector grew in April for the 23rd consecutive month, say the nation’s hospital supply executives in the latest Hospital ISM® Report On Business®.

The report was issued today by Nancy LeMaster, MBA, Chair of the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) Hospital Business Survey Committee: “The Hospital PMI® registered 56.3 percent in April, a 5.9- percentage point increase from the March reading of 50.4 percent, indicating a 23rd consecutive month of growth. The Business Activity and New Orders Indexes increased in April compared to March. Meanwhile, the Employment Index fell into contraction territory. The Case Mix Index registered 47 percent, an increase of 4 percentage points compared to the March figure of 43 percent. The Days Payable Outstanding Index reading of 50.5 percent is down 1.5 percentage points from the 52 percent reported in March. The Technology Spend Index registered 53 percent, a 3-percentage point decrease from the March reading of 56 percent.”

LeMaster continues, “Hospital Survey Committee panelists generally commented on the reduction of COVID-19 patients, but the rates at which those cases were backfilled by elective procedures varied. Some indicated capacity was constrained by a lack of labor. Additionally, while a few panelists indicated improved supply availability, many reported continued shortages and back orders that strained their staffs’ capabilities. IV solutions, lab supplies and resin based products were mentioned as being in especially short supply. Inventory levels grew during the month, despite several panelists citing their facilities’ efforts to burn through personal protective equipment (PPE) stocks and acknowledging their overall inventory levels were too high. Some panelists reported a need to continue with high inventory levels due to lead-time unpredictability.”

Hospital PMI® History





Month

Hospital PMI®

Month

Hospital PMI®

Apr 2022

56.3

Oct 2021

63.4

Mar 2022

50.4

Sep 2021

60.6

Feb 2022

56.9

Aug 2021

60.4

Jan 2022

64.1

Jul 2021

62.8

Dec 2021

63.8

Jun 2021

63.1

Nov 2021

64.5

May 2021

61.3

Average for 12 months – 60.6

High – 64.5

Low – 50.4

About This Report  
The information compiled in this report is for the month of April 2022.

The Hospital PMI® was developed in collaboration with the Association for Health Care Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM), an association for the health care supply chain profession, and a professional membership group of the American Hospital Association (AHA).

The data presented herein is obtained from a survey of hospital supply executives based on information they have collected within their respective organizations. ISM® makes no representation, other than that stated within this release, regarding the individual company data collection procedures. The data should be compared to all other economic data sources when used in decision-making.

Data and Method of Presentation  
The Hospital ISM® Report On Business® is based on data compiled from hospital purchasing and supply executives nationwide. Survey responses reflect the change, if any, in the current month compared to the previous month. For each of the indicators measured (Business Activity, New Orders, Employment, Supplier Deliveries, Inventories, Prices, Prices: Pharmaceuticals, Prices: Supplies, Backlog of Orders, Imports, Inventory Sentiment, Case Mix, Days Payable Outstanding, Technology Spend, and Touchless Orders), this report shows the percentage reporting each response and the diffusion index. Responses represent raw data and are never changed. Beginning in January 2021, the Report On Business® staff and consultants are gathering market information to better validate the Exports Index. Exports Index data are still being collected.

The Hospital PMI® is a composite index computed from the following, equally weighted indexes: Business Activity, New Orders, Employment and Supplier Deliveries. Diffusion indexes have the properties of leading indicators and are convenient summary measures showing the prevailing direction of change and the scope of change. A Hospital PMI® index reading above 50 percent indicates that the hospital sub-sector is generally expanding; below 50 percent indicates that it is generally declining. For the sub-indexes, except Supplier Deliveries, an index reading above 50 percent indicates that the sub-index is generally expanding; below 50 percent indicates that it is generally contracting. A Supplier Deliveries Index above 50 percent indicates slower deliveries and below 50 percent indicates faster deliveries.

The Hospital ISM® Report On Business® survey is sent out to the Hospital Business Survey Committee respondents the first part of each month. Respondents are asked to ONLY report on U.S. operations for the current month. ISM® receives survey responses throughout most of any given month, with the majority of respondents generally waiting until late in the month to submit responses to give the most accurate picture of current business activity. ISM® then compiles the report for release on the fifth business day of the following month.

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About Institute for Supply Management® 
Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) serves supply management professionals in more than 90 countries. Its 50,000 members around the world manage about US$1 trillion in corporate and government supply chain procurement annually. Founded in 1915 as the first supply management institute in the world, ISM is committed to advancing the practice of supply management to drive value and competitive advantage for its members, contributing to a prosperous and sustainable world. ISM® leads the profession through the ISM® Report On Business®, its highly regarded certification programs and the ISM® Advance Digital Platform. The ISM® Report On Business® has been issued by the association since 1931, except for a four-year interruption during World War II.

The text version of the public Hospital ISM® Report On Business® is posted on ISM®‘s website at www.ismrob.org on the fifth business day* of every month at 10:00 a.m. ET.

The next Hospital ISM® Report On Business® featuring May 2022 data will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday, June 7, 2022.

*Unless the New York Stock Exchange is closed.

Contact:  

Michelle Rusk


Report On Business® Analyst


ISM®, ROB/Research Manager


Tempe, Arizona


+1 480.455.5944


Email: [email protected]

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