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  • Analysis of the efficiency and optimal consumption of resources in selected hospitals in Urmia province through data envelopment analysis.

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    Author(s) : Rahimi, B.Yusefzade, H.Khalesi, N.Valinejadi, A.Gozali, A.Akbari, S.Haghighatfard, P.

    Author Affiliation : Health Information Technology, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran.

    Author Email : hyusefzade2010@gmail.com

    Journal article : Journal of Health Administration (JHA) 2012 Vol.15 No.47 pp.Pe91-Pe102 ref.19

    Abstract : Introduction: The recognition of economics of hospitalshospitalsSubject Category: Infrastructure
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    , as integral and costly components of health care systems, is vital for assessing their efficiencyefficiencySubject Category: Properties
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    and the factors affecting them. The study through Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) aimed to determine the efficiency of selected hospitals of Urmia University of Medical Sciences. Methods: This was a descriptive-analytic (cross-sectional and retrospective) study conducted in 2009. Input variables included the number of active beds, doctors and other personnel and output variables encompassed outpatients' admission and occupied day-bed. The data were analyzed through DEA method and Deap2.1 software with variable return to scale assumption. Slack and radial movements, the efficiency of the hospitals and the excessive use of inputs were determined. Results: The mean scores of technical, managerial and scale efficiency of the hospitals were 0. 584, 0. 782 and 0. 771, respectively. Four hospitals enjoyed the maximum technical efficiency (1). The capacity of efficiency enhancement was about 41.5% without any increase in costs, applying the same amount of inputs. Conclusion: A decrease of surplus production factor based on the results of DEA can lead to a reduction in expenditures. In hospitals with technical efficiency of less than one, the original and projected values of inputs were different and had a surplus. It is suggested that hospitals decrease their surplus from original values to achieve the expected optimal performance. The results could be applied in hospitals as a benchmark for decision making about resource allocation, controlling and improving hospital performance.

    ISSN : 2008-1200

    URL : http://hm.tums.ac.ir/browse.php?a_id=...

    Record Number : 20133144463

    Publisher : Tehran University of Medical Sciences

    Location of publication : Tehran

    Country of publication : Iran

    Language of text : Persian

    Language of summary : English

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    Descriptor(s) : efficiencyefficiencySubject Category: Properties
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    , health serviceshealth servicesSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , hospital admissionhospital admissionSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , hospital personnelhospital personnelSubject Category: People Groups
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    , hospitalshospitalsSubject Category: Infrastructure
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    , input output analysisinput output analysisSubject Category: Techniques, Methodologies and Equipment
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    , outpatient servicesoutpatient servicesSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , physiciansphysiciansSubject Category: People Groups
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    , resource utilizationresource utilizationSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , surplusessurplusesSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    Identifier(s) : doctors, overproduction, resource exploitation

    Geographical Location(s) : IraniranSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    Broader term(s) : Developing Countriesdeveloping countriesSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , Middle Eastmiddle eastSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , Threshold Countriesthreshold countriesSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , West Asiawest asiaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , AsiaasiaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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