Public and private hospital services reform:an investigation in Iranian hospitals


This research aimed to present a model of efficiency for selected public and private hospitals of East Azerbaijani province of Iran by making use of DEA approach in order to recognize and suggest the best practice standards. In other words, its aim was to suggest a suitable context to develop efficient hospital systems while maintaining the quality of care at minimum expenditures. It is recommended for inefficient hospitals to make use of the followings: transferring, selling, or renting idle/unused beds; transferring excess doctors and nurses to the efficient hospitals or other health centers; pensioning off, early retirement clinic officers, technicians/technologists, and other technical staff. The saving obtained from the above approaches could be used to improve remuneration for remaining staff and quality of health care services of hospitals, rural and urban health centers, support communities to start or sustain systematic risk and resource pooling and cost sharing mechanisms for protecting beneficiaries against unexpected health care costs, compensate the capital depreciation, increasing investments, and improve diseases prevention services and facilities in the provincial and national levels.

Divisions: Aston Business School > Operations & Information Management
Event Title: 7th International Conference on Data Envelopment Analysis
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2009-07-10 - 2009-07-12
Uncontrolled Keywords: DEA,linear programming,efficiency,hospital efficient management,public and private hospitals reform
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PURE Output Type: Paper
Published Date: 2009
Authors: Zadeh, Yaghoub S.
Seth, V.K.
Vahidi, R.G.
Emrouznejad, Ali ( 0000-0001-8094-4244)
Dastgiri, Saeed

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