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Efficiency of hospitals in the Czech Republic: Conditional efficiency approach

Camilla Mastromarco, Lenka Stastna () and Jana Votapkova ()
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Camilla Mastromarco: Universitá degli Studi del Salento
Jana Votapkova: Charles University

Journal of Productivity Analysis, 2019, vol. 51, issue 1, 73-89

Abstract: Abstract This paper estimates the cost efficiency of 81 general hospitals in the Czech Republic during 2006–2010. We employ the conditional order-m approach to assess how inpatient costs in a hospital translate to inpatient outputs considering its environmental characteristics. The outputs include quantitative indicators such as (i) acute patients adjusted for DRG case-mix index, (ii) nursing patients, and (iii) publications reflecting research activity of a hospital; but also a qualitative indicator (iv) nurses/bed ratio. Nonprofit hospitals, university hospitals, and hospitals with specialized centers are generally less efficient.

Keywords: Efficiency; Hospitals; Conditional order-m; Czech Republic (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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