Metafrontier frameworks for studying hospital productivity growth and quality changes.

@article{Chen2016MetafrontierFF,
  title={Metafrontier frameworks for studying hospital productivity growth and quality changes.},
  author={Kuan-Chen Chen and L L Chien and Yi-Hsin Elsa Hsu and Ming-Miin Yu},
  journal={International journal for quality in health care : journal of the International Society for Quality in Health Care},
  year={2016},
  volume={28 6},
  pages={650-656}
}
Objective The objective of this study was to evaluate productivity growth and quality changes among different levels of accredited hospitals. Design This study used an attribute-incorporating Malmquist productivity index (MPI) under the metafrontier framework. This is the first attempt to compare productivity changes among hospitals operating under different production frontiers. Participants The data consisted of 20 academic medical centers (AMCs), 61 metropolitan hospitals (MPs) and 112… CONTINUE READING