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Cost efficiency of university hospitals in the Nordic countries: a cross-country analysis

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  • Emma Medin

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  • Kjartan Anthun
  • Unto Häkkinen
  • Sverre Kittelsen
  • Miika Linna
  • Jon Magnussen
  • Kim Olsen
  • Clas Rehnberg

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Article provided by Springer in its journal The European Journal of Health Economics.

Volume (Year): 12 (2011)
Issue (Month): 6 (December)
Pages: 509-519

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Handle: RePEc:spr:eujhec:v:12:y:2011:i:6:p:509-519

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Keywords: International cost efficiency comparison; University hospital; Data envelopment analysis (DEA); Diagnose related groups (DRGs); C14;

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  1. Varabyova, Yauheniya & Schreyögg, Jonas, 2013. "International comparisons of the technical efficiency of the hospital sector: Panel data analysis of OECD countries using parametric and non-parametric approaches," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 112(1), pages 70-79.

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