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dc.contributor.authorSteinmann, Lukasen_US
dc.contributor.authorDittrich, Gunnaren_US
dc.contributor.authorKarmann, Alexanderen_US
dc.contributor.authorZweifel, Peteren_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-13T10:44:47Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-13T10:44:47Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/48146-
dc.description.abstractA nonparametric Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) is performed on hospitals in the federal state of Saxony (Germany) and in Switzerland. This study is of interest from three points of view. First, contrary to most existing work, patient days are not treated as an output but as an input. Second, the usual DEA assumption of a homogeneous sample is tested and rejected for a large part of the observations. The proposed solution is to restrict DEA to comparable observations in the two countries. Finally, hospital beds are treated as a discretionary input in one DEA and as a fixed input in the other, and the effect on efficiency is related to differences in hospital planning in Germany and Switzerland. Based on the comparable observations, hospitals of Saxony have higher efficiency scores than their Swiss counterparts.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherTechn. Univ., Fak. Wirtschaftswiss. Dresdenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDresden discussion paper in economics 16/03en_US
dc.subject.jelI11en_US
dc.subject.jelI18en_US
dc.subject.jelC61en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordInternational efficiency comparisonen_US
dc.subject.keywordHospitalsen_US
dc.subject.keywordData Envelopment Analysisen_US
dc.subject.stwKrankenhausen_US
dc.subject.stwTechnische Effizienzen_US
dc.subject.stwData-Envelopment-Analyseen_US
dc.subject.stwVergleichen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.subject.stwSchweizen_US
dc.titleMeasuring and comparing the (in)efficiency of German and Swiss hospitalsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn374131562en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:tuddps:1603-
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