Technical efficiency in the use of health care resources: a comparison of OECD countries.

@article{RetzlaffRoberts2004TechnicalEI,
  title={Technical efficiency in the use of health care resources: a comparison of OECD countries.},
  author={Donna L. Retzlaff-Roberts and Cyril F. Chang and Rose M. Rubin},
  journal={Health policy},
  year={2004},
  volume={69 1},
  pages={55-72}
}
Our paper analyzes technical efficiency in the production of aggregate health outcomes of reduced infant mortality and increased life expectancy, using Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) health data. Application of data envelopment analysis (DEA) reveals that some countries achieve relative efficiency advantages, including those with good health outcomes (Japan, Sweden, Norway, and Canada) and those with modest health outcomes (Mexico and Turkey). We conclude the USA… CONTINUE READING

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