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Efficiency determinants and capacity issues in Brazilian for-profit hospitals

Cláudia Araújo (), Carlos Barros and Peter Wanke ()

Health Care Management Science, 2014, vol. 17, issue 2, 126-138

Abstract: This paper reports on the use of different approaches for assessing efficiency of a sample of major Brazilian for-profit hospitals. Starting out with the bootstrapping technique, several DEA estimates were generated, allowing the use of confidence intervals and bias correction in central estimates to test for significant differences in efficiency levels and input-decreasing/output-increasing potentials. The findings indicate that efficiency is mixed in Brazilian for-profit hospitals. Opportunities for accommodating future demand appear to be scarce and strongly dependent on particular conditions related to the accreditation and specialization of a given hospital. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Keywords: For-profit hospitals; DEA; Bootstrap; Brazil; Efficiency (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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