Frontier Efficiency Measurement in Health Care: A Review of Empirical Techniques and Selected Applications

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Title Frontier Efficiency Measurement in Health Care: A Review of Empirical Techniques and Selected Applications
Author Worthington, Andrew Charles
Journal Name Medical Care Research and Review
Year Published 2004
Place of publication Hanover, PA
Publisher Sage Publications
Abstract Health care institutions worldwide are increasingly the subject of analyses aimed at defining, measuring, and improving organizational efficiency. However, despite the importance of efficiency measurement in health care services, it is only relatively recently that the more advanced econometric and mathematical programming frontier techniques have been applied to hospitals, nursing homes, health management organizations, and physician practices, among others. This article provides a synoptic survey of the comparatively few empirical analyses of frontier efficiency measurement in health care services. Both the measurement of efficiency in a range of health care services and the posited determinants of health care efficiency are examined.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://mcr.sagepub.com/
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1077558704263796
Copyright Statement Copyright 2004 SAGE Publications. This is the author-manuscript version of the paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 61
Issue Number 2
Page from 135
Page to 170
ISSN 1077-5587
Date Accessioned 2008-02-20
Date Available 2009-03-26T06:41:38Z
Language en_AU
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject PRE2009-Health Economics
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/21733
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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