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|Other Titles: ||Public Hospitals' Operational Efficiency of Taiwan|
Lin, Chiang-Liang;Yang, Chin-Chun;Kuo, Horng-Ching
Data Envelopment Analysis DEA;overall efficiency;pure technical efficiency;public hospitals
|Issue Date: ||2014-02-19 16:53:32 (UTC+8)|
This paper uses Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) to evaluate the operating efficiency of different types of public hospitals in Taiwan during the period 2001-2004 in hopes to find ways to improve their operations. In terms of overall efficiency, hospitals are ranked sequentially as follows: Ministry of Education (MOE) type, Department of Health (DOH) type, Ministry of Defense (MOD) type, and Veterans Affairs Commission (VAC) type. Of these hospitals, the dispersion of efficiency is small for VAC and it is large for MOD. Ranked by pure technical efficiency, these hospitals are listed sequentially as follows: MOE, VAC, MOD, and DOH, with the dispersion smaller for MOE, and larger for the other types. A sensitivity analysis also shows that, once the analyzed output item is altered from "patients discharged from hospital" to "outpatients and emergency patients", hospitals ranked on average efficiency value are listed sequentially as follows: MOE, DOH, VAC, MOD, which is an outcome slightly different from the result stated above. Among others, the overall efficiency of VAC is superior to that of MOD. A closer look reveals that VAC's output efficiency is inferior in "patients discharged from hospital" and superior in "outpatients and emergency patients" as compared to MOD. The pure technical efficiency of DOH, on the other hand, is superior to that of VAC and MOD. A closer look indicates that the pure technical efficiency of DOH is inferior in "patients discharged from hospital" and superior in "outpatients and emergency patients" as compared to VAC and MOD.
|Relation: ||現代會計與審計, 3(5), 45-52|
|Data Type: ||article|
|Appears in Collections:||[會計學系] 期刊論文|
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