A New Approach To Measuring Health System Output and Productivity
Hugh Gravelle (),
Mary O'Mahony (),
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
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)
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