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Effects of ownership on hospital efficiency in Germany.

BuR 2, 115-145 (2009)
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The objective of our study was to evaluate the efficiency of public, private for-profit, and private non-profit hospitals in Germany. First, bootstrapped data envelopment analysis (DEA) was used to evaluate the efficiency of a panel (n = 1,046) of public, private for-profit, and private non-profit hospitals between 2002 and 2006. This was followed by a second-step truncated linear regression model with bootstrapped DEA efficiency scores as dependent variable. The results show that public hospitals performed significantly better than their private for-profit and non-profit counterparts. In addition, we found a significant positive association between hospital size and efficiency, and that competitive pressure had a significant negative impact on hospital efficiency.
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Publication type Article: Journal article
Document type Scientific Article
Keywords public hospitals; ownership; data envelopment analysis; performance measurement, nonparametric technique; truncated regression; Germany
ISSN (print) / ISBN 1866-8658
e-ISSN 2198-3402
Quellenangaben Volume: 2, Issue: 2, Pages: 115-145 Article Number: , Supplement: ,
Publisher Verband der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft e.V.
Reviewing status Peer reviewed