DEA - Malmquist ανάλυση αποδοτικότητας 24 δημόσιων νοσοκομείων της 3ης και 4ης ΥΠΕ 2012 - 2016
DEA - Malmquist efficiency analysis of 24 public hospitals in the 3rd and 4th RHA 2012 - 2016
KeywordsDEA ; Malmquist Index ; Νοσοκομεία Βορείου Ελλάδας ; Τεχνική αποδοτικότητα ; Αποδοτικότητα κλίμακας ; Νοσοκομειακές εισροές - εκροές
The distortions of our National Health System structure, coupled with the recent implementation of the Economic Adjustment Program in our country, make the optimal use of limited resources imperative. In the hospital sector, in particular, interest focuses on controlling expenditure, increasing efficiency of health care units, reducing production costs and achieving economies of scale. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the efficiency of 24 public hospitals in Northern Greece, for the period 2012 – 2016, using the DEA method. The recording of timeless changes in productivity due to organizational and administrative changes, the achievement of economies of scale and the adoption of innovative technological practices, is captured through the Malmquist Productivity Index, which is based on the DEA method. The results obtained are related to measurements of the relative efficiency of the health units during the reference period. This approach allows us to draw conclusions based on the principles of best practice and at the same time, creates a credible framework for evidence-based health policy.