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Financing reform and productivity change in Brazilian teaching hospitals: Malmquist approach

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  • Maria Castro Lobo

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  • Yasar Ozcan

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  • Angela Silva
  • Marcos Lins
  • Roberto Fiszman

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This study evaluates the performance and productivity changes for the Brazilian Federal University Hospitals, considering the years of 2003 and 2006, that is, before and after a 2004 financing reform. The analysis is based on the Malmquist index approach. Results indicate that the financing reform provided improvement in the technical efficiency, although the technological frontier has not presented a positive shift. This suggests that increased budgets were a good stimulus for efficiency but the intended enhancement of the technology through the financing reform has not yet taken place. Copyright Springer-Verlag 2010

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  • Maria Castro Lobo & Yasar Ozcan & Angela Silva & Marcos Lins & Roberto Fiszman, 2010. "Financing reform and productivity change in Brazilian teaching hospitals: Malmquist approach," Central European Journal of Operations Research, Springer;Slovak Society for Operations Research;Hungarian Operational Research Society;Czech Society for Operations Research;Österr. Gesellschaft für Operations Research (ÖGOR);Slovenian Society Informatika - Section for Operational Research;Croatian Operational Research Society, vol. 18(2), pages 141-152, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:cejnor:v:18:y:2010:i:2:p:141-152
    DOI: 10.1007/s10100-009-0097-z
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