Medicine Shortages - Reframing and negotiations of agreement between key players and stakeholders

It is the declared aim of the project to bring together all the primary stakeholders in the medicines supply chain process to find an agreement on the paths towards resolution of medicines shortages in CH.


  • Departement BFH | Gesundheit
  • Forschungsschwerpunkt Wirkungsorientierung und Nachhaltigkeit im Gesundheitswesen
  • Forschungsfeld Assessments, Interventionen, Outcomes
  • Förderorganisation SNF
  • Laufzeit (geplant) 01.10.2016 - 31.12.2019
  • Projektleitung Helena Jenzer
  • Projektmitarbeitende Patrick Maag
    Katja Uhlmann
    Helena Jenzer
    Leila Sadeghi
    Stefan Grösser
    Franziska Scheidegger-Balmer
  • Mitwirkende Projektpartner Forschungsinstitutionen inkl. BFH BFH | Technik und Informatik
    BFH | Wirtschaft, Gesundheit, Soziale Arbeit
  • Mitwirkende Projektpartner öffentliche Hand SBFI
  • Schlüsselwörter Medicines, shortages, patients, supply chain, mulitdisciplinarity, shared responsibility


This project will make a significant contribution to strategic thinking about how to respond to product shortage problems by systematically analyzing the situation from key player perspectives. This includes knowledge-elaboration, integration, and sharing about the extent and the causal factors of shortages as well as round table negotiations with the stakeholders which will make out shared responsibilities.


The objective is to stimulate constructive agreement between all stakeholders and to reveal any restrictive legal and economic frameworks, erroneous incentives in the supply chain, conflicts of interest, and problematic cost-benefit ratios.


Health, Economics, Business Engineering, Systems dynamics