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Semiparametric Stochastic Frontier Analysis Of Specialist Surgeon Clinics


  • Steven F. Koch

    () (Department of Economics, University of Pretoria)

  • Jean D. Slabbert

    () (Department of Economics, University of Pretoria)


A purposive sample of South African specialist surgeons was used to nonparametrically estimate production relations for single ouptut and multiple output production processes. The analysis was further extended to incorporate parametric assumptions associated with stochastic frontier analysis to provide estimates of technical efficiency within surgical practices. The results point to high levels of inefficiency, as well as consistency between single output and multiple output models.

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  • Steven F. Koch & Jean D. Slabbert, 2010. "Semiparametric Stochastic Frontier Analysis Of Specialist Surgeon Clinics," Working Papers 201020, University of Pretoria, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:pre:wpaper:201020

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    1. Bruce Hollingsworth & P.J. Dawson & N. Maniadakis, 1999. "Efficiency measurement of health care: a review of nonā€parametric methods and applications," Health Care Management Science, Springer, vol. 2(3), pages 161-172, July.
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    Local-linear; Cross-validation; Semiparametric; Stochastic Frontier Analysis.;

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