Measuring cost efficiency in the Nordic Hospitals—a cross-sectional comparison of public hospitals in 2002

@inproceedings{Linna2010MeasuringCE,
  title={Measuring cost efficiency in the Nordic Hospitals—a cross-sectional comparison of public hospitals in 2002},
  author={Miika Linna and Unto T H{\"a}kkinen and Mikko Peltola and J. D. Magnussen and Kjartan Sarheim Anthun and Sverre A. C. Kittelsen and Annette Roed and Kim Rose Olsen and Emma Medin and Clas Rehnberg},
  booktitle={Health care management science},
  year={2010}
}
The aim of this study was to compare the performance of hospital care in four Nordic countries: Norway, Finland, Sweden and Denmark. Using national discharge registries and cost data from hospitals, cost efficiency in the production of somatic hospital care was calculated for public hospitals. Data were collected using harmonized definitions of inputs and outputs for 184 hospitals and data envelopment analysis was used to calculate Farrell efficiency estimates for the year 2002. Results suggest… CONTINUE READING