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Autor
lo Storto Corrado (University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy), Goncharuk Anatoliy G. (International Humanitarian University, Odessa, Ukraine)
Tytuł
Efficiency vs Effectiveness : a Benchmarking Study on European Healthcare Systems
Źródło
Economics & Sociology, 2017, vol. 10, nr 3, s. 102-115, rys., tab ., bibliogr. 45 poz.
Słowa kluczowe
System ochrony zdrowia, Metoda DEA (analiza obwiedni danych), Efektywność, Benchmarking
Health care system, Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), Effectiveness, Benchmarking
Uwagi
Klasyfikacja JEL: C14, H51, I18, M40
summ., The authors are thankful to the Department of Industrial Engineering of the University of Naples Federico II for providing funds for covering the costs to publish in open access
Abstrakt
This paper illustrates a benchmarking study concerning the healthcare systems in 32 European countries as of 2011 and 2014. Particularly, this study proposes a two-dimensional approach (efficiency/effectiveness models) to evaluate the performance of national healthcare systems. Data Envelopment Analysis has been adopted to compute two performance indices, measuring efficiency and effectiveness of these healthcare systems. The results of the study emphasize that the national healthcare systems achieve different efficiency and effectiveness levels. Their performance indices are uncorrelated and behave differently over time, suggesting that there might be no real trade-off between them. The healthcare systems' efficiencies remain generally stable, while the effectiveness values significantly improved from 2011 to 2014. However, comparing the efficiency and effectiveness scores, the authors identified a group of countries with the lowest performing healthcare systems that includes Ukraine, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Lithuania, and Romania. These countries need to implement healthcare reforms aimed at reducing resource intensity and increasing the quality of medical services. The results also showed the benefits of the proposed approach, which can help policy makers to identify shortcomings in national healthcare systems and justify the need for their reform. (original abstract)
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ISSN
2071-789X
Język
eng
URI / DOI
http://dx.doi.org/10.14254/2071-789X.2017/10-3/8
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