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A comparison method for allocative efficiency measurement in multiclinic healthcare systems


  • Paul Dum
  • Liam O'Neill
  • M. Jeya Chandra
  • Jack C. Hayya


Managers of large networks of clinics need a way to meaningfully compare the performance of these clinics and make recommendations on how to improve the less efficient ones. This process is complicated by different patient populations requiring a different clinic service mix. In addition, a significant problem occurs when resources are shared between clinics or the output of one clinic becomes the input of another. A mixed integer/linear programming model is developed for comparing the allocative efficiencies of clinics in a network. The model is illustrated using an example of two competing health systems that are considering a merger.

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  • Paul Dum & Liam O'Neill & M. Jeya Chandra & Jack C. Hayya, 2010. "A comparison method for allocative efficiency measurement in multiclinic healthcare systems," International Journal of Business and Systems Research, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 4(2), pages 227-242.
  • Handle: RePEc:ids:ijbsre:v:4:y:2010:i:2:p:227-242

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