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The temporal variation of cost-efficiency in Switzerland’s hospitals: an application of mixed models

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  • Mehdi Farsi, 2008. "The temporal variation of cost-efficiency in Switzerland’s hospitals: an application of mixed models," Journal of Productivity Analysis, Springer, vol. 30(2), pages 155-168, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jproda:v:30:y:2008:i:2:p:155-168
    DOI: 10.1007/s11123-008-0105-7
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    1. Thomas Bolli & Mehdi Farsi, 2015. "The dynamics of productivity in Swiss universities," Journal of Productivity Analysis, Springer, vol. 44(1), pages 21-38, August.
    2. MORIKAWA Masayuki, 2010. "Economies of Scale and Hospital Productivity: An empirical analysis of medical area level panel data," Discussion papers 10050, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI).

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