Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/91184
Authors: 
Marinho, Alexandre
Cardoso, Simone de Souza
de Almeida, Vivian Vicente
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Texto para Discussão, Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (IPEA) 1646
Abstract (Translated): 
We evaluate the efficiency of expenditure in health care provision by comparing various output measures (life expectancy; infant survival rate; years of life recovered from diseases; population; area) from the health system of Brazilian, Latina America and Caribbean Countries with an expenditure measure (health expenditure per capita). When estimating the efficiency frontier and country rankings we combine data envelopment analysis with stochastic frontiers. Our results provide some evidence that Brazil is not in the worst position in the sample.
JEL: 
C1
C61
H51
I12
I18
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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