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

Worthington, Andrew C. (2004) Frontier Efficiency Measurement in Healthcare: A Review of Empirical Techniques and Selected Applications. Medical Care Research and Review, 61(2), pp. 1-36.

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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.

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ID Code: 2318
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: frontier efficiency measurement, health care
DOI: 10.1177/1077558704263796
ISSN: 1552-6801
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > APPLIED ECONOMICS (140200) > Health Economics (140208)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Sage Publications
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 31 Oct 2005
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2011 23:25

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