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Slovak health care and its technical efficiency

Author: Bc. Martin Hnath
Year: 2011 - summer
Work type: Bachelors
Language: Slovak
Pages: 66
Awards and prizes: B.A. with distinction from the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences for an excellent state-final examination performance
Abstract: This thesis deals with the Slovak health care and its efficiency. It uses cross-sectional
data particularly from the year 2008 to assess technical efficiency of the Slovak health
care in the system of countries of the current European Union. For the analysis,
the thesis uses indicators of health care utilization, capacity indicators and factors
concerning population´s state of health. It applies the Data Envelopment Analysis
(DEA) and input oriented approach to evaluate relative efficiency as well as to
appraise reduced values of input variables that would maintain current population´s
state of health. By the specification of three models, it comes into conclusion that
the efficiency of the Slovak health care is below average when compared with stated
sample of countries. Its value of efficiency given as the average of final values of
selected models is 85.5%. As the analysis shows, the given output could be produced
with the lower amount of sources as well. It is needed to make priority changes in
increasing the efficiency of public spending, in reduction of the number of hospital
beds and also in reduction of the amount of in-patient care admissions.
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