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Efficiency of hospitals in the Czech Republic

Author(s): PhDr. Lenka Šťastná Ph.D.,
PhDr. Jana Votápková Ph.D.,
Type: Articles in journals with impact factor
Year: 2013
Number: 4
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Published in: Prague Economic Papers
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Keywords: Efficiency, hospitals, stochastic frontier analysis
JEL codes: D24, I11
Suggested Citation:
Grants: GAUK 910 915 Analysis of Czech Hospitals: Cost Efficiency & Impact of User Charges on the Amount of Inpatient Care Provided
Abstract: The paper estimates cost efficiency of 99 general hospitals in the Czech Republic during 2001–2008 using the Stochastic Frontier Analysis. We control for determinants of the inefficiency and found that bigger, not-for-profit and teaching hospitals tend to be less efficient, as well as hospitals in municipalities with a larger share of the elderly. Small hospitals, hospitals in bigger municipalities and hospitals in regions where hospital competition is tense tend to be more efficient.
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