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Author Jacobs, Rowena.

Title Measuring efficiency in health care : analytic techniques and health policy / Rowena Jacobs, Peter C. Smith and Andrew Street
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 243 pages) : illustrations
Contents Efficiency in health care -- The components of an efficiency model -- Stochastic frontier analysis of cross-sectional data -- Stochastic frontier analysis of panel data -- Data envelopment analysis -- The Malmquist Index -- A comparison of SFA and DEA -- Unresolved issues and challenges in efficiency measurement -- Some alternative approaches to measuring performance -- Conclusions
Summary The pursuit of efficiency has become a central objective of policymakers within most health systems. This book examines the strengths and limitations of two analytic techniques - data envelopment analysis and stochastic frontier analysis - widely advocated as means of measuring the comparative efficiency of health care organizations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-231) and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Medical care -- Evaluation.
Medical care -- Standards -- Great Britain.
Medical care -- Great Britain -- Evaluation.
Efficiency, Organizational.
Health Care Sector.
Quality of Health Care.
United Kingdom.
Form Electronic book
Author Smith, Peter (Peter C.)
Street, Andrew.
ISBN 0511219180
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