Efficiency and its measurement: what practitioners need to know.

  title={Efficiency and its measurement: what practitioners need to know.},
  author={John A. Romley and Peter Hussey and Han de Vries and Margaret Choon Lee Wang and Paul G. Shekelle and Elizabeth A. McGlynn},
  journal={The American journal of managed care},
  volume={15 11},
OBJECTIVE To help health professionals understand and evaluate the concept of efficiency and its measurement in practice. STUDY DESIGN We reviewed conceptual and practical analyses of healthcare efficiency and its measurement and describe our findings. METHODS We searched the following 3 sources: the MEDLINE and EconLit databases for articles published from 1990 to 2008 using the keywords efficiency, inefficiency, productivity, and economic profiling; seminal economic studies of efficiency… CONTINUE READING