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Efficiency of Hospitals in the Czech Republic

Author(s): PhDr. Lenka Šťastná Ph.D.,
PhDr. Jana Votápková Ph.D.,
Type: IES Working Papers
Year: 2011
Number: 2
Published in: IES Working Papers 2/2011
Publishing place: Prague
Keywords: Efficiency, hospitals, stochastic frontier analysis
JEL codes: D24, I11
Suggested Citation: Procházková, J., Šťastná, L. (2011). “Efficiency of Hospitals in the Czech Republic” IES Working Paper 2/2011. IES FSV. Charles University.
Grants: GACR 402/08/0501 (2008-2010) Political Economy of Public Spending
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.
Downloadable: WP 2011_02_Prochazkova, Stastna




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