Excess capacity and expense preference behaviour in National Health Systems: an application to the Spanish public hospitals.

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The aim of this paper is to study excess capacity in National Health System (NHS) hospitals, which have the characteristics of a bureaucracy, within a theoretically consistent framework. In this sense, we develop and estimate an empirical model which has not previously been applied to this problem. This model, based on an input distance function, is… (More)

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@article{Rodrguezlvarez2004ExcessCA, title={Excess capacity and expense preference behaviour in National Health Systems: an application to the Spanish public hospitals.}, author={Ana Rodr{\'i}guez-{\'A}lvarez and C A Knox Lovell}, journal={Health economics}, year={2004}, volume={13 2}, pages={157-69} }