A national study of the efficiency of hospitals in urban markets.

@article{Ozcan1993ANS,
  title={A national study of the efficiency of hospitals in urban markets.},
  author={Yasar A. Ozcan and Roice D. Luke},
  journal={Health services research},
  year={1993},
  volume={27 6},
  pages={719-39}
}
Using a sample of 3,000 urban hospitals, this article examines the contributions of selected hospital characteristics to variations in hospital technical efficiencies, while it accounts for multiple products and inputs, and controls for local environmental variations. Four hospital characteristics are examined: hospital size, membership in a multihospital system, ownership, and payer mix (managed care contracts, percent Medicare, and percent Medicaid). Ownership and percent Medicare are… CONTINUE READING