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Efficiency Measurement in Health and Health Care

Efficiency Measurement in Health and Health Care

by Bruce Hollingsworth, Stuart J. Peacock
     
 

This book provides a concise synthesis of leading edge research in the theory and practise of efficiency measurement in health and health care. Whilst much of the literature in this area is confusing and impregnable, Hollingsworth and Peacock show the logical links between the economic theory underlying efficiency, the methods used in analysis and practical

Overview

This book provides a concise synthesis of leading edge research in the theory and practise of efficiency measurement in health and health care. Whilst much of the literature in this area is confusing and impregnable, Hollingsworth and Peacock show the logical links between the economic theory underlying efficiency, the methods used in analysis and practical application of measurement techniques including Data Envelopment Analysis and Stochastic Frontiers Analysis.

The book outlines which methods are most suitable in which setting, how to specify valid models, and how to undertake a study and effectively disseminate results. The current state of the art is assessed in terms of methods and published applications, and undertakes practical applications of advanced methods, including analysis of economies of scale and scope, variable weightings, specification testing, and estimation of the efficient production of health. Finally, the way forward in efficiency measurement in health is outlined, mapping out an agenda for future research and policy development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415569491
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/24/2009
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.37(d)

Meet the Author

Bruce Hollingsworth is Associate Professor at the Centre for Health Economics at Monash University, Melbourne.

Stuart J. Peacock is Senior Scientist and Director of the Centre for Health Economics in Cancer at the British Columbia Cancer Agency and the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

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