Efficient management of health centres human resources in Zambia

Masiye, Felix, Kirigia, Joses M., Emrouznejad, Ali, Sambo, Luis G., Mounkaila, Abdou, Chimfwembe, Davis and Okello, David (2006). Efficient management of health centres human resources in Zambia. Journal of Medical Systems, 30 (6), pp. 473-481.

Abstract

This study uses Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) to estimate the degree of technical, allocative and cost efficiency in individual public and private health centres in Zambia; and to identify the relative inefficiencies in the use of various inputs among individual health centers. About 83% of the 40 health centres were technically inefficient; and 88% of them were both allocatively and cost inefficient. The privately owned health centers were found to be more efficient than public facilities. © 2006 Springer Science+Business Media, Inc.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10916-006-9032-1
Divisions: Aston Business School > Operations & information management
Aston Business School > Operations & information management research group
Uncontrolled Keywords: data envelopment analysis,health centers mangement,technical efficiency,Zambia health,Biophysics
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Published Date: 2006-12
Authors: Masiye, Felix
Kirigia, Joses M.
Emrouznejad, Ali ( 0000-0001-8094-4244)
Sambo, Luis G.
Mounkaila, Abdou
Chimfwembe, Davis
Okello, David

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