Relative Efficiency of Health Provision: a DEA Approach with Non-discretionary Inputs
AbstractWe estimate a semi-parametric model of health production process using a two-stage approach for OECD countries. By regressing data envelopment analysis output efficiency scores on non-discretionary variables, both using Tobit analysis and a single and double bootstrap procedure, we show that inefficiency is strongly related to GDP per head, the education level, and health behaviour such as obesity and smoking habits. The used bootstrapping procedure corrects likely biased DEA output scores taking into account that environmental variables are correlated to output and input variables.
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Date of creation: 2006
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technical efficiency; health; DEA; bootstrap; semi-parametric.;
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- C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
- C61 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Optimization Techniques; Programming Models; Dynamic Analysis
- H52 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Government Expenditures and Education
- I11 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Analysis of Health Care Markets
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- NEP-ALL-2007-01-02 (All new papers)
- NEP-EFF-2007-01-02 (Efficiency & Productivity)
- NEP-HEA-2007-01-02 (Health Economics)
- NEP-PBE-2007-01-02 (Public Economics)
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