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Examining variations in hospital productivity in the English NHS

Castelli, Adriana, Street, Andrew ORCID: 0000-0002-2540-0364, Verzulli, Rossella and Ward, Padraic (2014) Examining variations in hospital productivity in the English NHS. European Journal of Health Economics, 16 (3). pp. 243-254. ISSN 1618-7598

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Identification Number: 10.1007/s10198-014-0569-5


Numerous papers have measured hospital efficiency, mainly using a technique known as data envelopment analysis (DEA). A shortcoming of this technique is that the number of outputs for each hospital generally outstrips the number of hospitals. In this paper, we propose an alternative approach, involving the use of explicit weights to combine diverse outputs into a single index, thereby avoiding the need for DEA

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Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors
Divisions: Health Policy
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2017 11:28
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 03:19
Funders: Policy Research Programme in the English Department of Health

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