Accounting for heterogeneity in the measurement of hospital performance

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Philippe K. Widmer; Peter Zweifel; Mehdi Farsi;
  • Publisher: Zurich: University of Zurich, Department of Economics
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.5167/uzh-53569
  • Subject: hospital efficiency | Department of Economics | C11 | C33 | Hospital efficiency, unobserved heterogeneity, bayesian inference, Switzerland, stochastic frontier analysis, Krankenhausfinanzierung, Gesundheitsförderung, Effizienz, Schweiz, Heterogenität | D24 | Switzerland | Stochastic Frontier Analysis | I18 | Gesundheitsversorgung | 330 Economics | unobserved heterogeneity | Krankenhaus | Schweiz | Schätzung | Wirtschaftliche Effizienz | Bayesian inference | Hospital efficiency, unobserved heterogeneity, Bayesian inference, Switzerland, stochastic frontier analysis
    • jel: jel:C11 | jel:C33 | jel:D24 | jel:I18
      ddc: ddc:330

With prospective payment of hospitals becoming more common, measuring their performance is gaining in importance. However, the standard cost frontier model yields biased efficiency scores because it ignores technological heterogeneity between hospitals. In this paper, e... View more
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