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Cost efficiency of university hospitals in the Nordic countries: a cross-country analysis

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  • Emma Medin

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  • Kjartan Anthun
  • Unto Häkkinen
  • Sverre Kittelsen
  • Miika Linna
  • Jon Magnussen
  • Kim Olsen
  • Clas Rehnberg

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  • Emma Medin & Kjartan Anthun & Unto Häkkinen & Sverre Kittelsen & Miika Linna & Jon Magnussen & Kim Olsen & Clas Rehnberg, 2011. "Cost efficiency of university hospitals in the Nordic countries: a cross-country analysis," The European Journal of Health Economics, Springer;Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gesundheitsökonomie (DGGÖ), vol. 12(6), pages 509-519, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:eujhec:v:12:y:2011:i:6:p:509-519
    DOI: 10.1007/s10198-010-0263-1
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    Keywords

    International cost efficiency comparison; University hospital; Data envelopment analysis (DEA); Diagnose related groups (DRGs); C14;

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    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General

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