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EFFICIENCY ANALYSIS OF HOSPITALS IN PUNJAB DISTRICTS: AN APPLICATION OF DEA BOOTSTRAP

Nabila Asghar (), Hafeez-ur-Rehman () and Hafiz Ghulam Mujaddid ()
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Nabila Asghar: Assistant Professor Department of Economics & Business Administration , University of the Education, Lahore, Pakistan
Hafeez-ur-Rehman: Professor of Economics, School of Business and Economics, University of Management and Technology Lahore, Pakistan
Hafiz Ghulam Mujaddid: Associate Research Fellow at Punjab Economic Research Institute Lahore, Pakistan

IBT Journal of Business Studies (JBS), 2018, vol. 14, issue 1, 14-10

Abstract: The main objective of this study is to analyze the efficiency of hospitals of districts of Punjab a province of Pakistan. The study uses output oriented DEA bootstrap technique formeasuring the efficiency of hospitals by utilizing four inputs and two outputs. The results ofthe study reveal that not a single district appears to be fully efficient when bias correctedefficiency technique is used. The overall efficiency which is measured in the form of mean efficiency have shown rising trend in 2011 and afterward little deterioration in 2013. Thestudy identifies the less efficient and highly efficient districts of hospitals of Punjab province of Pakistan. The inference from this study may be helpful for policy makers to formulate and implement policies which help the hospitals of districts of Punjab to perform better throughimproving their efficiency.

Keywords: Technical efficiency; DEA bootstrap; Output; Hospitals (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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DOI: 10.46745/ilma.ibtjbs.2018.141.10

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