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Efficiency of Hospitals in the Czech Republic: Conditional Efficiency Approach

Author(s): PhDr. Lenka Šťastná Ph.D.,
PhDr. Jana Votápková Ph.D.,
Type: IES Working Papers
Year: 2014
Number: 31
Published in: IES Working Papers 31/2014
Publishing place: Prague
Keywords: Efficiency, hospitals, conditional order-m FDH, Czech Republic
JEL codes: D24, I11
Suggested Citation: Šťastná L., Votápková J. (2014). “Efficiency of Hospitals in the Czech Republic: Conditional Efficiency Approach” IES Working Paper 31/2014. IES FSV. Charles University.
Grants: GAUK 910 915 Analysis of Czech Hospitals: Cost Efficiency & Impact of User Charges on the Amount of Inpatient Care Provided SVV 260 113 - Strengthening Doctoral Research in Economics and Finance
Abstract: The paper estimates cost efficiency of 81 general hospitals in the Czech Republic during 2006-2010. We employ the conditional order-m approach which is a nonparametric method for efficiency computation accounting for environmental variables. E ffects of environmental variables are assessed using the non-parametric signi cance test and partial regression plots. We fi nd not-for-pro t ownership and a presence of a specialized center in a hospital to be detrimental to hospital performance in the group of small and medium hospitals, while not-for-pro t ownership is favorable to eciency for big hospitals. Generally, hospital performance gets worse in period 2009-2010 because additional revenues received in form of user charges which were introduced in 2008 increase spending of hospitals. Only big hospitals proved to take some cost-saving measures as a reaction to nancial crisis.
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