Measuring the efficiency of health services in the Algerian private hospitals using the data envelopment analysis method (DEA) - A Case Study: sample of private hospitals –2015

  • دلال السويسي كُلّية العُلوم الاقتصاديّة والعُلوم التّجاريّة وعُلوم التّسيير جامعة قاصدي مرباح ورقلة
  • الحاج عرابة كُلّية العُلوم الاقتصاديّة والعُلوم التّجاريّة وعُلوم التّسيير جامعة قاصدي مرباح ورقلة
Keywords: Algerian private hospitals, ata envelopment analysis, relative efficiency, constant returns to scale, variable return to scale

Abstract

This study aims to evaluate the efficiency of services of the Algerian private hospitals, by measuring the relative efficiency of five hospitals in the south east of Algeria. We applied the two models of data envelopment analysis (DEA) for constant returns to scale and variable returns to scale by the two orientations input and output. The study variables are the number of doctors and the number of nurses as inputs, the number of internal patients and the number of external patients as outputs.  The results show that two hospitals have achieved full efficiency (internally and externally(, and two hospitals were internally efficient and externally inefficient, and one hospital was internally and externally inefficient.

Published
2019-09-19