Journal of Medical Systems

, Volume 30, Issue 6, pp 473–481

Efficient Management of Health Centres Human Resources in Zambia

  • Felix Masiye
  • Joses M. Kirigia
  • Ali Emrouznejad
  • Luis G. Sambo
  • Abdou Mounkaila
  • Davis Chimfwembe
  • David Okello
Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s10916-006-9032-1

Cite this article as:
Masiye, F., Kirigia, J.M., Emrouznejad, A. et al. J Med Syst (2006) 30: 473. doi:10.1007/s10916-006-9032-1
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Abstract

This study uses Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) to estimate the degree of technical, allocative and cost efficiency in individual public and private health centres in Zambia; and to identify the relative inefficiencies in the use of various inputs among individual health centers. About 83% of the 40 health centres were technically inefficient; and 88% of them were both allocatively and cost inefficient. The privately owned health centers were found to be more efficient than public facilities.

Keywords

Health centers mangement Data envelopment analysis Technical efficiency Zambia health 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Felix Masiye
    • 1
  • Joses M. Kirigia
    • 2
  • Ali Emrouznejad
    • 3
  • Luis G. Sambo
    • 2
  • Abdou Mounkaila
    • 4
  • Davis Chimfwembe
    • 5
  • David Okello
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of ZambiaLusakaZambia
  2. 2.World Health OrganizationRegional Office for AfricaBrazzavilleCongo
  3. 3.Operations & Information ManagementAston Business School, Auston UniversityBirminghamUK
  4. 4.EpidemiologistJSI/MEASURE/EvalutionArlingtonUSA
  5. 5.Planning and Policy DevelopmentMinistry of HealthLusakaZambia
  6. 6.World Health OrganizationMbabaneSwaziland

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