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Measuring and Explaining Technical Efficiency of Greek Public hospitals



This paper presents estimates of technical efficiency for Greek public hospitals using a non-neutral stochastic production frontier. In particular a translog production frontier is estimated for a panel data of 105 public hospitals over the period 1992-93. The estimated efficiency is found to be quite low, around 55%, and there is no great dispersion in efficiency scores. If we want to highlight the profile of inefficient public hospitals in Greece we can say that these are either the small or large units with a quite long treatment period.

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  • Roxani Karagiannis & Michalis Hatziprokopiou, 2007. "Measuring and Explaining Technical Efficiency of Greek Public hospitals," Discussion Paper Series 2007_04, Department of Economics, University of Macedonia, revised Dec 2007.
  • Handle: RePEc:mcd:mcddps:2007_04

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