Journal of Medical Systems

, Volume 26, Issue 1, pp 39–45

Measurement of Technical Efficiency of Public Hospitals in Kenya: Using Data Envelopment Analysis

Authors

  • Joses M. Kirigia
    • World Health Organisation, Regional Office for Africa, Medical SchoolParirenyatwa Hospital
    • Operational Research and Systems, Warwick Business SchoolWarwick University
  • Luis G. Sambo
    • World Health Organisation, Regional Office for Africa, Medical SchoolParirenyatwa Hospital
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1013090804067

Cite this article as:
Kirigia, J.M., Emrouznejad, A. & Sambo, L.G. Journal of Medical Systems (2002) 26: 39. doi:10.1023/A:1013090804067

Abstract

In Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), there is a huge knowledge gap of health facilities performance. The objective of this study is to measure relative technical efficiencies of 54 public hospitals in Kenya using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) technique. 14 (26%) of the public hospitals were found to be technically inefficient. The study singled out the inefficient hospitals and provided the magnitudes of specific input reductions or output increases needed to attain technical efficiency.

DEAhospital efficiencyhealth efficiency

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