Surgeons' efficiency change is a major determinant of their productivity change.

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Purpose - The sustainability of the Japanese healthcare system is in question because the government has had a huge fiscal debt. Despite an enormous effort to cut the deficit, our healthcare expenditure is increasing every year because of the rapidly aging population. One of the solutions for this problem is to improve the productivity of healthcare. The… (More)
DOI: 10.1108/IJHCQA-12-2015-0150

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@article{Nakata2016SurgeonsEC, title={Surgeons' efficiency change is a major determinant of their productivity change.}, author={Yoshinori Nakata and Yuichi Watanabe and Hiroto Narimatsu and Tatsuya Yoshimura and Hiroshi Otake and Tomohiro Sawa}, journal={International journal of health care quality assurance}, year={2016}, volume={29 4}, pages={417-24} }