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Robust efficiency analysis of public hospitals in Queensland, Australia

Bao Hoang Nguyen () and Valentin Zelenyuk
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Bao Hoang Nguyen: CEPA - School of Economics, The University of Queensland, http://www.uq.edu.au/economics/

No WP052020, CEPA Working Papers Series from University of Queensland, School of Economics

Abstract: In this study, we utilize various approaches for efficiency analysis to explore the state of efficiency of public hospitals in Queensland, Australia in the year 2016/17. Besides the traditional nonparametric approaches like DEA and FDH, we also use a more recent and very promising robust approach–order-α quantile frontier estimators (Aragon, Daouia, & Thomas-Agnan, 2005). Upon obtaining the individual estimates from various approaches, we also analyse performance on a more aggregate level – the level of Local Hospital Networks by using an aggregate efficiency measure constructed from the estimated individual efficiency scores. Our analysis suggests that the relatively low efficiency of some Local Hospital Networks in Queensland can be partially explained by the fact that the majority of their hospitals are small and located in remote areas.

Keywords: Hospital efficiency; Aggregate efficiency; DEA; FDH; Alpha frontier (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C24 C61 I11 I18 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020-04
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