Evaluation and Ranking of Health Care Sectors Through Integrated DEA and SFA
P.S.Prema Kumar1, G.Rambabu2
1P.S.Prema Kumar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Koneru lakshmaiah Education Foundation, Guntur, (AP), India.
2Dr.G.Rambabu, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Andhra University college of Engineering, Visakhapatnam, (AP), India.
Manuscript received on 02 June 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 10 June 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 June 2019 | PP: 2970-2973 | Volume-8 Issue-8, June 2019 | Retrieval Number: H7436068819/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Previous research for efficiency measurement used to adopt either data envelopment analysis or stochastic frontier analysis method, but not both. Therefore, this paper is projected to measure the efficiencies of fifteen hospitals from the reports taken from the health care providers, applying both models with the three input evaluation parameters and three output evaluation parameters. The inputs selected by authors in analyzing hospital technical efficiency include number of nurses, number of physicians and number of active beds. The outputs taken are patient bed days, length of stay, outpatient visits. An Integrated DEA and SFA is adopted to rank the hospitals based on the efficiency obtained from different combinations.
Keyword: DEA, SFA, efficiency, Healthcare providers.
Scope of the Article: Bio-Science and Bio-Technology.