Measuring hospital performance with DEA: An alternative approach

Liam O'Neill

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Abstract

Data envelopment analysis (DEA) has been widely used in health care to measure the technical efficiency of hospitals and other health care providers. Nevertheless, some practical problems still exist. Because a large proportion of hospitals tend to be rated as efficient, the need arises for further discrimination. We demonstrate the use of a new technique for increasing discrimination among efficient hospitals, termed multifactor efficiency. Our technique is shown to offer several advantages relative to traditional methods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages55-57
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1998
EventProceedings of the 1997 Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute. Part 1 (of 3) - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: 22 Nov 199725 Nov 1997

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OtherProceedings of the 1997 Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute. Part 1 (of 3)
CitySan Diego, CA, USA
Period22/11/9725/11/97

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Data envelopment analysis
Health care
Hospital performance
Discrimination

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O'Neill, L. (1998). Measuring hospital performance with DEA: An alternative approach. 55-57. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1997 Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute. Part 1 (of 3), San Diego, CA, USA, .
O'Neill, Liam. / Measuring hospital performance with DEA : An alternative approach. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1997 Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute. Part 1 (of 3), San Diego, CA, USA, .3 p.
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