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Health system effects on cost efficiency in the OECD countries

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  • Ulf-G. Gerdtham
  • Mickael Lothgren

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This paper investigates the effects of different health systems on cost efficiency in inpatient health care among the OECD countries. The results indicate that public contract systems are more efficient and that public integrated systems are less efficient than public reimbursement systems.

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  • Ulf-G. Gerdtham & Mickael Lothgren, 2001. "Health system effects on cost efficiency in the OECD countries," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 33(5), pages 643-647.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:applec:v:33:y:2001:i:5:p:643-647
    DOI: 10.1080/00036840121897
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    1. Benoit Dervaux & Gary Ferrier & Herve Leleu & Vivian Valdmanis, 2004. "Comparing French and US hospital technologies: a directional input distance function approach," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 36(10), pages 1065-1081.

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