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A New Approach To Measuring Health System Output and Productivity

Adriana Castelli, Diane Dawson, Hugh Gravelle (), Rowena Jacobs, Paul Kind, Pete Loveridge, Stephen Martin, Mary O'Mahony (), Philip Stevens, Lucy Stokes, Andrew Street () and Martin Weale ()
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Diane Dawson: Centre for Health Economics, University of York
Rowena Jacobs: Centre for Health Economics, University of York
Paul Kind: Centre for Health Economics, University of York
Pete Loveridge: National Institute of Economic and Social Research
Stephen Martin: Department of Economics and Related Studies, University of York

National Institute Economic Review, 2007, vol. 200, issue 1, 105-116

Abstract: This paper considers methods to measure output and productivity in the delivery of health services, with an application to the NHS hospital sector. It first develops a theoretical framework for measuring quality adjusted outputs and then considers how this might be implemented given available data. Measures of input use are discussed and productivity growth estimates are presented for the period 1998/9-2003/4. The paper concludes that available data are unlikely fully to capture quality improvements.

Keywords: Health output; productivity; quality adjustments (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2007
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