Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/83457
Authors: 
Procházková, Jana
Šťastná, Lenka
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
IES Working Paper 2/2011
Abstract: 
The paper estimates cost efficiency of 99 general hospitals in the Czech Republic during 2001-2008 using Stochastic Frontier Analysis. We estimate a baseline model and also a model accounting for various inefficiency determinants. Group-specific inefficiency is present even having taken care of a number of characteristics. We found that inefficiency increases with teaching status, more than 20,000 treated patients a year, not-for-profit status and a larger share of the elderly in the municipality. Inefficiency decreases with less than 10,000 patients treated a year, larger population, and more hospitals in the region.
Subjects: 
efficiency
hospitals
stochastic frontier analysis
JEL: 
D24
I11
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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