Robust eﬃciency analysis of public hospitals in Queensland, Australia
Bao Hoang Nguyen () and
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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
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)
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