Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/159195
Authors: 
Cellini, Roberto
Pigatario, Giacomo
Rizzo, Ilde
Year of Publication: 
1999
Series/Report no.: 
Quaderni - Working Paper DSE 354
Abstract: 
In this paper, we look at the Italian National Health System as a case study, in order to investigate whether competition exerts positive effect on the efficiency of the system. Using the DEA technique we measure the efficiency of accredited hospital production at the regional level; secondly, we take a cross-section regression analysis approach to analyse the determinants of efficiency. A general conclusion stemming out of the analysis is that competition is not a value per se and that its effects on the performance of the system are affected by the rules governing it.
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Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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