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Measurement Technical Efficiency In Galician Public Hospitals


  • Seijas Díaz,Amparo
  • Iglesias Gómez, Guillermo


The main purpose of any sanitary system is to improve the levels of health and welfare of the population of a country or region. The objective of this paper is to evaluate the efficiency of the Galician Sanitary System for the period 2001-2006. The methodology applied was the Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) because of its flexibility for adapting to sectors that produce multiple and intangible outputs, especially in the public sector.

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  • Seijas Díaz,Amparo & Iglesias Gómez, Guillermo, 2009. "Measurement Technical Efficiency In Galician Public Hospitals," Revista Galega de Economía, University of Santiago de Compostela. Faculty of Economics and Business., vol. 18(1).
  • Handle: RePEc:sdo:regaec:v:18:y:2009:i:1_3

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